Dance Community News - August 27, 2014

In This Issue.

PERFORMANCES and EVENTS

1. OFF-LEASH AREA’S FIFTH ANNUAL NEIGHBORHOOD GARAGE TOUR OPENS LABOR DAY WEEKEND IN STILLWATER! - AUGUST 29-OCTOBER 12

2. ZENON DANCE COMPANY OPEN REHEARSAL WITH MCKNIGHT INTERNATIONAL ARTIST OSNEL DELGADO - AUGUST 29

3. FD13 PRESENTS: JEN ROSENBLIT, THE OTHER COME OVER - SEPTEMBER 4

4. KATHA DANCE THEATRE PRESENTS BHAV BATANA - SEPTEMBER 5

5. RAZE THE BARRE - SEPTEMBER 5

6. BALLET ROYALE MINNESOTA GRAND OPENING AND FIVE YEAR ANNIVERSARY EVENTS - SEPTEMBER 5-7

7. TIME TRACK PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS: THE ONE AND THE MANY - SEPTEMBER 12-15

8. TEST PILOT (WORLD PREMIERE) - SEPTEMBER 12-13

9. GROUNDBREAKER BATTLE - SEPTEMBER 13

10. ANANYA DANCE THEATRE 10TH ANNIVERSARY PERFORMANCES - SEPTEMBER 18-20

11. PAUL TAYLOR: CREATIVE DOMAIN SCREENING AT NORTHROP - SEPTEMBER 21

12. 9x22 DANCE/LAB- SEPTEMBER 24

13. DANCEMAKER SCREENING AT NORTHROP - SEPTEMBER 25

14. PAUL TAYLOR DANCE COMPANY PERFORMANCE PREVIEW - SEPTEMBER 27

15. BALLET TUESDAYS AT THE LANDMARK WITH SPB - OCTOBER 14

ONGOING CLASSES

16. CHILDREN’S PROGRAM AT ST. PAUL BALLET: FALL 2014

17. PRE-PROFESSIONAL PROGRAM AT SAINT PAUL BALLET: FALL 2014

18. BARBI LEE DANCE ARTS IS REGISTERING NEW STUDENTS FOR FALL CLASSES

19. ZENON DANCE SCHOOL'S FALL CLASSES! SEPTEMBER 8 - DECEMBER 21

20. FALL REGISTRATION STILL OPEN AT PAS DE DEUX DANCE STUDIO

21. TU DANCE CENTER 2014 FALL SESSION

22. OPEN CLASSES AT TU DANCE CENTER

23. ZORONGO FLAMENCO: NEW CHILDREN’S PALOMITAS CLASS AVAILABLE THIS FALL!

24. EXPRESSIVE MOVEMENTS DANCE CLASS

WORKSHOPS, MASTER CLASSES and INTENSIVES

25. DANCE/MOVEMENT THERAPY I - THEORY AND PRACTICE

26. INTRODUCTION TO DANCE MOVEMENT THERAPY

27. CONTACT IMPROVISATION WEEKLY SERIES

28. CONTACT WORKSHOP WITH KAREN NELSON: THRU THE SKIN

29. DON’T YOU FEEL IT TOO?

30. TAP IMPROVISATION WORKSHOP WITH ALEUTIAN CALABAY

31. ZENON DANCE SCHOOL'S FALL OPEN HOUSE- SEPT 6

32. ZENON DANCE SCHOOL’S FALL IMPROVISATION WORKSHOPS: SEPTEMBER 2-5

33. REFORMER 1 & MOVEMENT PRINCIPLES

34. PILATES MAT TEACHER TRAINING

35. URBAN FUSION WORKSHOP

36. MINNESOTA DANCE MEDICINE FOUNDATION ANNUAL CONFERENCE

37. CONTEMPLATIVE DANCE/AUTHENTIC MOVEMENT WORKSHOP

38. MDT&S OPEN DIVISION OPEN HOUSE 2014 - SEPT. 6 & 7

AUDITIONS, JOBS and OPEN CALLS

39. SEEKING PERFORMANCE VOLUNTEERS

40 DID YOU MISS THE FALL ZONE AUDITION?: SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 11:00-12:00

41. NUTCRACKER ROLES STILL AVAILABLE

42. GT ARTISTRY SEEKING CHOREOGRAPHER FOR MUSIC VIDEO

43. CALL FOR DANCERS, AERIALISTS, THEATRE AND BURLESQUE ARTISTS

44. TWIN CITIES BALLET SEEKING A PROFESSIONAL MALE DANCER FOR 2014-2015 SEASON

45. BALLET ROYALE MINNESOTA/TWIN CITIES BALLET OPENINGS FOR PROFESSIONAL TRAINEE DIVISION & APPRENTICES

46. LOOKING FOR CONTEMPORARY/MODERN DANCERS

GRANTS, FELLOWSHIPS, and SCHOLARSHIPS

47. MONDAY NIGHT GRANT CIRCLE

48. CAREER TRANSITION FOR DANCERS GRANT

SERVICES and SPECIAL OFFERS FOR DANCERS

49. DANCE STUDIO SPACE FOR RENT

50. DANCE PHOTOGRAPHER/VIDEOGRAPHER AVAILABLE

51. WALKER ART CENTER PERFORMING ARTS SEASON--SAVE WHEN YOU SEE 4!

52. THE BEAUTIFUL STUDIO AVAILABLE FOR RENT

53. FREE COUNSELING WITH CAREER TRANSITION FOR DANCERS

54. TICKETING UPDATES FROM THE COWLES CENTER

DANCE WRITING, REVIEWS and PODCASTS

55. NEWEST WRITING ON CRITICISM EXCHANGE

OTHER DANCE NEWS

56. THE SAGE AWARDS FOR DANCE NEEDS YOUR DANCE FOOTAGE FOR ITS ANNUAL YEAR-IN-REVIEW VIDEO

57. DANCE/USA POST-CONFERENCE GATHERING

58. SAINT PAUL BALLET SEEKING DONATIONS


PERFORMANCES and EVENTS

1. OFF-LEASH AREA’S FIFTH ANNUAL NEIGHBORHOOD GARAGE TOUR OPENS LABOR DAY WEEKEND IN STILLWATER! - AUGUST 29-OCTOBER 12

Off-Leash Area’s Annual Neighborhood Garage Tour is coming soon to a garage near you!

This year's tour features a brand new family friendly dance/theater production, Stripe & Spot (Learn to) Get Along in which Stripe & Spot (Paul Herwig and Taous Claire Khazem) each set sail in search of glory and conquest, but instead find themselves haplessly shipwrecked on an uncharted island. Presided over by a vaudevillian Sun and Moon (Jesse Schmitz-Boyd and Jennifer Ilse), buoyed with an original music score, and anchored to an ingenious revolving stage, Stripe & Spot (Learn to) Get Along is a ridiculous and immensely creative fable for the entire family.

Full of Off-Leash Area’s visual creativity, Stripe & Spot features choreography by Jennifer Ilse, set design by Paul Herwig, music and sound composition by Craig Harris, costumes by Kym Longhi, lighting design by Paul Epton, and text by playwright Dominic Orlando.

Make reservations online at Eventbrite: https://garagetour.eventbrite.com

Full schedule:

Stillwater (Aug 29 & 30 at 7pm; Aug 31 at 2pm)

Brooklyn Park (Sept 5, 6 & 7 at 7pm)

Mendota Heights (Sept 12, 13 & 14 at 7pm)

Bloomington (Sept 19 & 20 at 7pm; Sept 21 at 2pm)

Isanti (Sept 26 & 27 at 7pm; Sept 28 at 2pm)

Plymouth (Oct 3 & 4 at 7pm; Oct 5 at 2pm)

Minneapolis (Oct 10 & 11 at 7pm; Oct 12 at 2pm)

More information about the tour: http://garagetour.tumblr.com/

Contact: Jennifer Ilse, offleash@offleasharea.org

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2. ZENON DANCE COMPANY OPEN REHEARSAL WITH MCKNIGHT INTERNATIONAL ARTIST OSNEL DELGADO - AUGUST 29

Friday, August 29th 12-1 in Zenon's Studio 4A at The Cowles Center.

This fall, Zenon Dance Company and
Northrop's McKnight Fellowship Program co-host Cuban choreographer Osnel Delgado, 2014 McKnight International Artist. During his August 17-31 residency, administered by Northrop, Delgado will create his first work on a U.S. company: Zenon Dance Company. Zenon will premiere Delgado's new work at the Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts, November 21-30, 2014.

Please join us during his open rehearsal with Zenon on Friday, August 29, noon to 1:00 p.m in Studio 4A at The Cowles Center.

The McKnight International Artist Fellowship, administered by Northrop, invites one international choreographer each year to spend time in residence in Minnesota, collaborating with Minnesota dance artists and showcasing new work. International Artist Fellowships are offered by invitation only.

Contact: Danielle Robinson-Prater, danielle@zenondance.org

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3. FD13 PRESENTS: JEN ROSENBLIT, THE OTHER COME OVER - SEPTEMBER 4

Thursday, 4 September 2014, 7pm

Target Park, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, by the entrance to the Target wing

Artist reception and Q&A at FD13, 8:30pm

926 W Hampden Ave

Saint Paul, MN 55114

The Other, Come Over looks to the vast performativity and equally casual existence of conversation to navigate the complexity and context for what is foreign, to whom, and when. How can a tone of otherness remain in the room, on our bodies, near memories over time, without ultimately dissolving into a shared history? What is the labor surrounding the body as it experiences this transitional knowledge? How do we deal with knowledge that is in passing, not yet determined?

Still at the very early stages, this will eventually be a work for three performers in a constant state of rotation with one another, with an outside person always acting as translator or perhaps, narrator.

Jen Rosenblit has been making dances and teaching workshops on improvisation, choreography and performance in New York City since 2005. She was a 2009 Fresh Tracks Artist, a recipient of the 2012 Grant to Artists, a 2014-2015 workspace artist through LMCC and a 2014 recipient of a New York Dance and Performance “bessies” award as emerging choreographer for her work, a Natural dance, which premiered at The Kitchen in May 2014.

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FD13 residency for the arts’ mission is to promote an international network of artistic exchanges in Minnesota, further intercultural understanding, and stimulate the creative development of artists. www.fd13residency.org

Contact: Sandra Teitge, FD13residency@gmail.com

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4. KATHA DANCE THEATRE PRESENTS BHAV BATANA - SEPTEMBER 5

Vocal concert with art of expression by Pandit Birju Maharaj

Katha Dance Theatre invites your community to the legendary artist for your astonishment.

Padmavibhushan Pandit Birju Maharaj, the legendary Kathak dance master from India also knows perfectly the bhav batana style of emotive singing, expressing the feelings of the song and the emotions of the character through facial expression, hand gestures, intonation and expression, a treat for the eyes and ears!

Chandrachur Bhattacharjee will accompany Maharaj in sitar; Utpal Ghoshal in Tabla and world-renowned dancer and senior disciple of Pandit Birju Maharaj, Saswati Sen will act as a narrator.

Pandit Birju Maharaj is the artistic director of his company; he is internationally recognized as the champion of “Kathak” North Indian classical dance.

Birju Maharaj was born in 1937 from a family of Kathak dancers.
He was taught by his family as a child and grasped his skills that have evolved to make him the foremost master in Kathak dance.

Pandit Birju Maharaj holds many awards, including: Sangeet Natak Academy Award – highest civilian arts award in India; and the Padma Vibhushan–the highest presidential award for achievement in India.
He and his company have traveled the world

Friday, September 5, 2014 at 7 pm

Dr. V Premanand Theater & Concert Hall

Normandale Community College

9700 France Ave S, Bloomington, MN 55431

Tickets: $25 - $18

Tickets at http://www.kathadance/Birju

Contact: Rob Dorsey, info@kathadance.org

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5. RAZE THE BARRE - SEPTEMBER 5

On Friday, September 5th, The Cowles Center for Dance & Performing Arts will be kicking off the 2014/15 season with Raze the Barre, a benefit and dance party! Join us for complimentary beer, wine, and appetizers, a live auction, a live performance from Parson’s Dance Company, followed by the ultimate dance party with 4 places to boogie: Mason’s Jazz Club, Disco in the TEK Box, Latin Dance in the Target Studio, and Retro Dance in Studio 2B.

Tickets are $100, but if you are part of the arts community, you will receive tickets for $25! The event runs from 5:30pm-11:30pm. Mark your calendars and bring your friends. It’s time to dress swanky and party!

More information:

http://www.thecowlescenter.org/calendar-tickets/raze-barre-2014

Contact: Mark Radcliffe, mradcliffe@thecowlescenter.org

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6. BALLET ROYALE MINNESOTA GRAND OPENING AND FIVE YEAR ANNIVERSARY EVENTS - SEPTEMBER 5-7

Ballet Royale Minnesota is celebrating completion of its first five years this year!
It is also in the final stages of completion of its own new building, designed literally from the ground up by dancers for dancers. Featuring in-floor radiant heat, four studios with custom sprung floor system, 15 foot + ceilings and ample natural light, wi-fi counters, easy freeway access and free parking.

Join us to visit our premier new facility, and GRAND OPENING CELEBRATIONS:

CHAMBER OF COMMERCE RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONY & RECEPTION

Friday September 5, Noon.
All are invited and welcome

DAY LONG GRAND OPENING & FIVE YEAR ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION:

Sunday, September 7, 2014, 11:00am – 5:00pm.

Activities and events for all ages: Parents, students, family and friends are invited to a celebration featuring face painting, drawings including for an American Girl Dancer Doll, free creative dance and Pilates mat classes, demonstrations on hair and previews by Twin Cities Ballet dancers.

DANCE PROFESSIONALS RECEPTION, 5:30pm.

Professional directors, dancers, teachers, sponsors, board and friends of the ballet are invited to join us for champagne and hors d'oeuvres as we celebrate together dance and artistic excellence in Minnesota, view our new facilities, and celebrate Ballet Royale's five year anniversary!

Ballet Royale Minnesota

16368 Kenrick Ave.

Lakeville,
MN
55044

I-35 South, exit County Road 46. Left (east) one block to Kenrick Ave., turn right (south). On the left next to Sterling State Bank.

Contact: Rick Vogt, info@BalletRoyaleMN.org

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7. TIME TRACK PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS: THE ONE AND THE MANY - SEPTEMBER 12-15

Choreography by Paula Mann/Projections by Steve Paul/Sound and music score

by Christopher Cunningham

And 14 performers:
Gabriel Anderson, Kurt Blomberg, Kaori Kenmotsu, Eben Kowler, Pilar Poeschl, Roxane Wallace, Kristine Zappa, Kelsey Charlotte, LaTia Childers, Ruth Glaeser, Torre Edahl, Alice Madden, Bridgett Tegen, Benjamin Swenson-Klatt

WHEN:
September 12th – 15th

Friday and Saturday at 8 pm

Sunday and Monday at 7 pm

The JSB TEK BOX Theater in the Cowles Center for Dance

528 Hennepin Ave South 2nd floor

TICKETS:

$15 general admission. $12 student and seniors

Monday show: pay-as-able

Cash and checks at the door only.

RESERVATIONS:

For reservations and credit card usage find our event at: brownpapertickets.com

For more information: www.timetrackproductions.org

What happens when fourteen performers are thrown in with Nixon, pugilism, clown hair and the Midnight Cowboy theme? Come find out!

Contact: Paula Mann, pmann102@gmail.com

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8. TEST PILOT (WORLD PREMIERE) - SEPTEMBER 12-13

a chamber dance opera by

choreographer Penelope Freeh and composer Jocelyn Hagen

The O’Shaughnessy / Women of Substance

Friday September 12 & Saturday September 13

7:30pm

Tickets $11-$25

Call 651.690.6700 or visit http://www.oshag.stkate.edu/women-of-substance

Featuring:

Dancers: Stephanie Fellner & Penelope Freeh as The Airplane

Cory Goei & Nic Lincoln as Wilbur and Orville Wright

Soprano Carrie Henneman Shaw as Katharine Wright

Singers: Nathan Bird, Gary Ruschman, Scott Sandersfeld, Timothy C. Takach, David Walton

String Quartet: James Garlick, Margaret Humphrey, Kirsten Whitson, Matthew Williams

Video Artist: Justin Schell

Test Pilot explores the legendary story of the Wright Brothers, bringing to light their historically under recognized sister Katharine, and investigates the intersection of creativity and human nature.

For more information on this work and process visit http://testpilotdanceopera.com

Contact: Penelope Freeh, barefootpenny@gmail.com

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9. GROUNDBREAKER BATTLE - SEPTEMBER 13

The Cowles Center For Dance & The Performing Arts will be hosting the 6th Annual Groundbreaker Battle in the Butler Square parking lot on September 13th. This event is free to the public and will run from noon-8:00pm. We will have performances from Ill Chemistry and Up Rock, Hip Hop and beat boxing workshops, graffiti installations, community vendors, and Davanni’s Pizza in conjunction with the tournament style break dancing competition. Come watch Minneapolis’ hip hop community at their finest.

More information:

http://www.thecowlescenter.org/calendar-tickets/groundbreaker-battle

Contact: Mark Radcliffe, mradcliffe@thecowlescenter.org

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10. ANANYA DANCE THEATRE 10TH ANNIVERSARY PERFORMANCES - SEPTEMBER 18-20

The Cowles Center for Dance • Thu-Sat • Sept. 18-20 • 8pm

528 Hennepin Av, Minneapolis

Post-performance talk Fri, Sept. 19

To kick off its 10th anniversary season, Ananya Dance Theatre will present Neel: Blutopias of Radical Dreaming, a multi-disciplinary immersion in the work and world of women’s dreams. This world premiere launches a multi-year series of full-length dances exploring the kinds of work that women around the world do to sustain their communities.

Neel layers concepts and choreography by Ananya Chatterjea and conceptual behavioral artist Marcus Young, performance by 10 ADT dancers and guest artist Shá Cage, composition by Greg Schutte, thematic text by Sharon Bridgforth, vocalizations by Chastity Brown, Mankwe Ndosi and Pooja Goswami, multi-lingual poetry recited by the dancers, set and costume design by Annie Katsura Rollins and lighting by Jesse Cogswell.

Tickets: $20-$30. Senior, student and group discounts available. $10 student rush day of performance. Online at http://www.cowlescenter.org or call Cowles Center Box Office, 612-206-3600.

Ananya Dance Theatre is supported by ArtsLab, a program of Arts Midwest. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through grants from the Minnesota State Arts Board and the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund. This activity is funded, in part, by an appropriation from the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the State’s general fund. Neel is supported by a Challenge America grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Contact: Gary Peterson, gary.peterson@ananyadancetheatre.org

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11. PAUL TAYLOR: CREATIVE DOMAIN SCREENING AT NORTHROP - SEPTEMBER 21

Northrop Presents

Paul Taylor: Creative Domain

Sun, Sep 21, 4:00 pm

Best Buy Theater

Free and open to the public

Directed by Kate Geis, 2013

Elusive and iconic, Paul Taylor has stayed largely behind the scenes over his years of leading his company. With this documentary, Director Kate Geis gives the viewer a rare glimpse of Taylor’s creative process as he conceives of and choreographs Three Dubious Memories, his 133rd dance.

For more info, please visit:

http://www.northrop.umn.edu/events/paul-taylor-creative-domain

Contact: Cari Hatcher, northrop@umn.edu

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12. 9x22 DANCE/LAB- SEPTEMBER 24

8:00 PM (7:00 doors), $6-16 (sliding scale)

Melissa Birch

Scott Stafford

DANCEBUMS

Bryant Lake Bowl Cabaret Theater

810 W Lake St

Minneapolis, MN 55408-2846

www.bryantlakebowl.com

BLB Ticketline: 612-825-8949 for reservations

Full-service restaurant and bar in theater

In its tenth year, 9x22 Dance/Lab features unfettered dance exploration. A discussion moderated by choreographer/curator Laurie Van Wieren follows each piece, giving audience and choreographer alike the opportunity to react and explore the work together. 9x22 Dance/Lab was founded in August 2003. Each month, three choreographers show work of varying styles and experience. 9x22 has become known as a place where seasoned and new choreographers can present their work and discuss it with an informed and engaged audience.

Contact: Laurie Van Wieren, laurievanwieren@gmail.com

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13. DANCEMAKER SCREENING AT NORTHROP - SEPTEMBER 25

Northrop Presents

Dancemaker

Thu, Sep 25, 6:00 pm

Best Buy Theater

Free and open to the public

Directed by Matthew Diamond, 1998

This documentary follows Paul Taylor and his company during 1997, and provides an intimate look at the choreographer and his inspirations and vulnerability. The company is seen in rehearsals, on the road, and backstage. Taylor’s pieces Piazzolla Caldera and Esplanade both provide a backdrop for the film, among others.

For more info, please visit:

http://www.northrop.umn.edu/events/dancemaker

Contact: Cari Hatcher, northrop@umn.edu

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14. PAUL TAYLOR DANCE COMPANY PERFORMANCE PREVIEW - SEPTEMBER 27

Northrop Presents

Paul Taylor Dance Company Performance Preview

Sat, Sep 27, 6:45 pm

Best Buy Theater

Free and open to the public

Carl Flink, who previously danced with PTDC, talks with the company’s Rehearsal Director Bettie de Jong and Company Manager Holden Kellerhals for an inside look at the company and their work.

For more info, please visit:

http://www.northrop.umn.edu/events/paul-taylor-dance-company-performance-preview

Contact: Cari Hatcher, northrop@umn.edu

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15. BALLET TUESDAYS AT THE LANDMARK WITH SPB - OCTOBER 14

Join us this season for Tuesdays at the Landmark Center! On the second Tuesday of every month you can enjoy a taste of upcoming shows and programs from Saint Paul Ballet. October through May, 12:00 P.M. – 1:00 P.M. at The Landmark Center in Downtown St. Paul. Performances are FREE and open to the public!

Contact: Brittany Adams, spcb@spcballet.org

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ONGOING CLASSES

16. CHILDREN’S PROGRAM AT ST. PAUL BALLET: FALL 2014

Call the studio at 651.690.1588 or send an e-mail to info@spcballet.org to enroll

For full class descriptions and tuition visit http://www.spcballet.org/

Ready, Steady, Go! (Age 4) One 45-minute lesson per week

This is a developmentally appropriate dance class for 4 year olds emphasizing movement and musicality. The young dancer will have fun with skills learned through rhyme and rhythm.

Dance Fundamentals (Age 6)

One 1-hour lesson per week

This is a developmentally appropriate dance class for 6 year olds. Dancers gain strength, flexibility, self confidence and are encouraged to create in collaboration with others

Beginning Ballet (Age 7+)

One 1.5-hour lesson per week

Introduction to the basics of ballet vocabulary and technique, traditional structure and etiquette of the ballet class, creative movement and repertoire.

Level 1 Ballet (Must be age 8 by September 1, 2014)

NEW THIS YEAR: Two lessons per week! 4 hours total.

Introductory ballet technique according to a Vaganova-based curriculum, with a focus on developing movement vocabulary. Classes include introduction to modern.

Level 2 Ballet

Two lessons per week. 5 hours total.

Continuation of ballet technique according to a Vaganova-based curriculum, with a focus on increased strength, stamina, flexibility, and coordination. Classes include modern.

Boys’ Club (Ages 7-11) No Girls Allowed!

Monday 4:30-5:15pm

.75 hrs intro to ballet conditioning, flexibility and technique particular to male dancers. Plenty of jumping and strength exercises. Free Location: New studios (Larger space!) Dress Code: Boys-White shirt, black shorts, bare feet.

Contact: Brittany Adams, spcb@spcballet.org

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17. PRE-PROFESSIONAL PROGRAM AT SAINT PAUL BALLET: FALL 2014

The curriculum provides professional training in classical ballet based on the Vaganova method. All classes are accompanied by accomplished pianists. Advancement is determined by the students’ progress in developing technical skills, strength, and artistry. Parental support is encouraged.

Call the studio at 651.690.1588 or send an e-mail to info@spcballet.org to enroll

For full class descriptions and tuition visit http://www.spcballet.org/

Level 3

Three required days per week. 7 hours total.

In the progression of the ballet curriculum pointe work is introduced at Level 3. Classes include modern which is is essential in nurturing versatility and growth in creativity and workshop which allows the appropriate time to introduce classical repertoire and rehearse choreography for performances.

Level 4

Four required days per week. 9.5 hours total.

Classes include pointe three times per week, modern which is is essential in nurturing versatility and growth in creativity, and workshop which allows the appropriate time to introduce classical repertoire and rehearse choreography for performances.

Level 5

Five required days per week. 13.5 hours total.

Level 6

Five required days per week. 14.5 hours total.

Contact: Brittany Adams, spcb@spcballet.org

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18. BARBI LEE DANCE ARTS IS REGISTERING NEW STUDENTS FOR FALL CLASSES

Located in Edina.

Ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, hip hop, modern.

Teachers for this fall: Lewis Whitlock, Emily Broeker, Loreen Mills, Teresa Binish, Stephanie Harmon, Melanie Howell, Allison Deme and Barbara Lotsberg.

Last Open House

Sat. Aug. 23, 10 am to 3 pm

www.barbilee.com for more information.

Contact: Barbara Lotsberg, barbilee@aol.com

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19. ZENON DANCE SCHOOL'S FALL CLASSES! SEPTEMBER 8 - DECEMBER 21

Registration for fall session is now open! Summer session runs through August

31st; drop-ins are always welcome!

Check out our fall class schedule at zenondance.org

Zenon is offering a limited number of adult and youth scholarships. Information can be found online at zenondance.org

Contact: Molly Johnston, molly@zenondance.org

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20. FALL REGISTRATION STILL OPEN AT PAS DE DEUX DANCE STUDIO

Pas de Deux Dance Studio offers ballet classes based on the Cecchetti Method of Classical Ballet for age 3 through adult.
The studio offers:

* Baby Ballet (low-key recital in the studio)

* Preliminary Ballet - 3 levels

* Technique Classes for ages 7 through adult

* Beginning Ballet for Teens and Adults

* Drop-in Ballet Classes for Adults (Cecchetti level 3 and higher)

* Pointe classes for eligible dancers

* Spring Recital for all Preliminary Ballet and Technique Classes

* Nutcracker Performance (by audition)

* Small class sizes at all levels

* Discounted classes for College Students and Male Dancers

* Scholarships for new and returning dancers

* Low prices to give all dancers the chance to learn ballet

Conveniently located just north of the State Fair grounds: 1899 Larpenteur Avenue West

See our website for a complete class schedule.
http://www.pasdedeuxdance.com

Contact: Miss Zachari, studio@pasdedeuxdance.com

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21. TU DANCE CENTER 2014 FALL SESSION

Registration is open for the 13-week Pre-Professional and Junior & Teen Program. Classes start on Sept. 8, and run through Dec. 13.

The Pre-Professional Program is an intensive course of study integrating modern, ballet, African, and repertory work for students aged 12-23.

TU Dance Center's Junior & Teen Program introduces the joy of creative movement and beginning technique in a range of disciplines. This program is an excellent way to increase dance knowledge and provides a comprehensive base on which to expand. Classes, divided by age, support a student's development of body awareness, coordination, balance, flexibility, strength and musicality.

Please visit http://www,tudance.org for more information, or contact TU Dance Center at 612-605-1925 or education@tudance.org.

TU Dance Center is located at 2121 University Avenue West, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55114. Find us on the north side of University Avenue, one block east of Vandalia, located directly behind Subway on the building's east side. TU Dance Center is located on the Green Line -

Raymond Station, and offers free parking.

Contact: Abdo Sayegh Rodriguez, abdo.sayegh@tudance.org

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22. OPEN CLASSES AT TU DANCE CENTER

TU Dance Center offers several classes for beginning, intermediate and advanced level.
Join us in our spacious studios!

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​Morning Open Classes (August 25 - 29)

Monday, ​9:​30​-11:​00 am, ​Ballet with Abdo Sayegh

Tuesday, 9:30-11:00am, M​odern with ​Emilie Flink

Wednesday, 9:30-11:00am, Ballet with Laurel Keen

Thursday, 10:00-11:00am, Ballet with Abdo Sayegh

Friday, 9:30-11:00am, Modern with Erin Thompson ​

​Morning Open Classes (September 1 - 5)

Monday, No classes, Happy Labor Day!

Tuesday, 9:30-11:00am, Horton based Modern with Toni Pierce-Sands

Wednesday, 9:30-11:00am, Ballet with Laurel Keen

Thursday, 10:00-11:00am, Ballet with Abdo Sayegh

Friday, 9:30-11:00am, Modern with Erin Thompson ​​

Evening open classes will resume on September 8, 2014.

For more information visit "Open Classes" at www.tudance.org.
Schedule is subject to change.

Cost:
$14/class, $120/10-class card.

TU Dance Center is located at 2121 University Avenue West, Saint Paul, Minnesota
55114. Find us on the north side of University Avenue, one block east of Vandalia, located directly behind Subway on the building's east side. (Free parking in the lot in front of TU Dance Center.)

Contact: Abdo Sayegh Rodriguez, abdo.sayegh@tudance.org

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23. ZORONGO FLAMENCO: NEW CHILDREN’S PALOMITAS CLASS AVAILABLE THIS FALL!

On Saturday Sept. 6th, Zorongo Flamenco Dance Theatre and School will be having their annual Open House to celebrate and prepare for fall classes. There will be student demonstrations, a free class, and tapas and wine. Hope to see you there!

Also new this fall, Zorongo will be offering a new children's Palomitas class! It will take place on Saturdays from 1 - 1:40pm, and the cost is only $10 per class.
Available to all children ages 5-8 years old, this new exciting introductory flamenco class will focus on rhythm and movement expression.

For more information please visit our website www.zorongo.org

Contact: Lorene Bruns, zorongoflamenco@gmail.com

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24. EXPRESSIVE MOVEMENTS DANCE CLASS

Expressive Movements is pleased to present our ongoing dance class:

Adult Integrated Focus I

Thursdays| Sept 4 to Nov 20|7:30-9pm

Cowles Center, Room 2b

528 Hennepin Ave | Downtown Minneapolis

$10 per week or $100 for 12 weeks

Dance for all ability levels: Bringing adults of all abilities together to perform dance, be social, and make an impression. Offers dancers an opportunity to learn more about dance and adapt to it. Learning about your body and what it takes to make movements into an art form. Create integrative dance and focus on improvisational dance. Learn new ways to adapt movement and turn it into dance.

EXPRESSIVE MOVEMENTS

2226 Oregon Court. St. Louis Park, MN 55426 | 952-807-3115

Mike Cohn | Executive Director | emdancemike@gmail.com

Dan Sedgeman | Marketing and Development | emdancedan@gmail.com

www.expressivemovements.org

Contact: Dan Sedgeman, emdancedan@gmail.com

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WORKSHOPS, MASTER CLASSES and INTENSIVES

25. DANCE/MOVEMENT THERAPY I - THEORY AND PRACTICE

(IBH 6910 001 Topics) (30 hrs)

Date & Time:

F
(10/10/14): 4:00–08:00 & Sa (10/11/14): 9:00–05:00

F (11/15/14) 4:00–08:00 & Sa (11/16/14) 9:00–05:00

Sa (11/22/14) 10:00–04:00

Place: Ruttan Hall 143, St Paul Campus; UMN

Dance/movement therapy (DMT) focuses on the understanding and use of movement, body awareness and dance with persons who have psychological and behavioral issues. The introductory course introduces basic DMT theory and skills with an emphasis on multicultural perspectives for working with non-verbal behaviors. Students study 1) the diverse and universal role of movement and dance as a healing, transformative modality; 2) the history and development of DMT; 3) movement intervention skills.

Instructors: Barbara Nordstrom-Loeb MA, MFA, BC-DMT, LMFT, CMA, SEP; Paul Sevett MA, BC-DMT, LICSW

This course is approved by the American Dance Therapy Association for Alternate Route R-DMT credit.

For registration or information contact: The College of Continuing Education/Studies in Integrative Behavioral Health) OR Barbara: loebx001@umn.edu, 612-916-1829; or Paul zsevett@mac.com 651-291-0942

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26. INTRODUCTION TO DANCE MOVEMENT THERAPY

(DNCE3334/5334)

U of M Dance Department/Fall 2014

Date and time: Wednesdays 2:05-3:35 - 2 Credits

Location: Barbara Barker Center for Dance/Arts Quarter

Dance/movement therapy is mind/body form of psychotherapy that uses body and movement to facilitate psychological goals of self-awareness growth and change.
No previous movement experience is required. The course is appropriate for anyone interested in the relationships among body, movement, creative expression and psychology and is particularly relevant to the fields of Psychology, Education, Music Therapy, Art and Drama Therapy, Counseling, Family Social Studies, Social Work and Movement Studies.
This course is approved by the American Dance Therapy Association for Alternate Route R-DMT credit.

To register: submit a request via https://theatre.umn.edu/current-students/badance/permissionform

For questions contact: loebx001@umn.edu, 612-916-1829.

Instructor Barbara Nordstrom-Loeb MFA, MA, LMFT, BC-DMT, CMA, PWAssoc, SEP

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27. CONTACT IMPROVISATION WEEKLY SERIES

Fall 2014

Twin Cities Contact Improvisation

Celebrating contact improvisation: community, practice, technique

A project to stimulate knowledge and practice of CI in the local community.

Classes, workshops and talks to coincide with Composing Forward:
The Art of Steve Paxton with Steve Paxton and Lisa Nelson at the Walker Art Center.


Mondays September 8- November 17th, 2014

Class 6-7.30pm $10-15 sliding scale

Open jam 7.30-9pm by donation

Class series + jam $100

The Cowles Center’s Target Education Studio at the Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts, downtown Minneapolis

Teachers include Rosy Simas, Taja Will, Jane Shockley, Kristin Van Loon, Morgan Thorson, Dustin Haug, Olive Bieringa, and Otto Ramstad

This weekly open level class will focus on how bodies move while in physical contact with each other while focusing on the physical laws that govern motion: mass, gravity, momentum and inertia. Contact improvisation trains the body in heightened sensory awareness, weight-bearing partnering skills and improvisation. As a social dance it defines and asserts boundaries of intimacy, trust and self. It is a physical practice in democracy that can be profoundly meditative and acrobatic in the same moment.
Beginners to advanced movers welcome.

Contact talks

A free monthly conversation series engaging in the history of contact improvisation in September, October and November with local, national and international guests

Contact: Olive Bieringa, olive@bodycartography.org

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28. CONTACT WORKSHOP WITH KAREN NELSON: THRU THE SKIN

November 22 + 23 from 10am - 4pm

The Cowles Center’s Target Education Studio at the Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts

Cost $150-250 sliding scale + early registration recommended

This open level contact improvisation workshop will explore inner and outer spirals following the many double helix structures found thru the body and with a partner. Tracking, blending and harmonizing Center, enhancing the activity of physical listening and choice, entering and exiting dances, seeing/being space, and allowing the body’s relationship with gravity to do the talking. Lots of “standing around”, small dance practice, as prelude and interlude to copious open dancing.

Karen Nelson brings Tuning Improvisation and Material for the Spine to her 35-year practice of Contact Improvisation dancing, performing and teaching.
Influenced as well by her studies in Aikido, Feldenkrais, Focusing , QiGong, NVC and meditation, she is compelled towards a holistic view of embodied dancing. She has collaborated on many projects including co-founding DanceAbility, Breitenbush Jam, Diverse Dance Research Retreat, and the performance group Image Lab.
She teaches group retreats and workshops, works one to one, and performs her solo and collaborative work at home (Vashon Island, WA) and abroad.

This programming is made possible by The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts, the BodyCartography Project, Hijack and the Walker Art Center

To register email wendyruble@gmail.com or call 651-699-4905

Full schedule at http://bodycartography.org/upcoming

Contact: Olive Bieringa, olive@bodycartography.org

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29. DON’T YOU FEEL IT TOO?

Only two sessions left this summer of Grace Minnesota's 7th season of Don't You Feel It Too? Join us September 5 and 19 from 5:30-7pm for public dancing and inner-life exploration on Nicollet Mall.

Don’t You Feel It Too? is a practice of dancing truthfully, playful provocation, social healing, and personal liberation. It’s also ridiculously fun! All sessions are free and open to the public.

Here’s how it works: Meet at Peavey Plaza at 5:30pm. Bring headphones and an mp3 player with your favorite songs. Wear comfortable shoes for dancing on concrete, and leave everything else behind. The first half-hour you receive instruction and get comfortable. Then we dance and transcend our fear.

Feel free to contact DYFIT@graceminnesota.org with questions. Let us know you’re coming, or just drop in. Learn more about the practice at http://www.graceminnesota.org/dyfit01.html

Contact: Marcus Young, DYFIT@graceminnesota.org

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30. TAP IMPROVISATION WORKSHOP WITH ALEUTIAN CALABAY

Where: Zenon Dance

When: Tuesday, September 2nd, 5:30-7pm

Price: $12

Do the words “improv circle” make you want to run for the hills? Then, this is the workshop for you! Taught by professional tap dancer Aleutian Calabay, this workshop will focus on giving you tools and confidence to make it through a jam alive – you may even have some fun! We will work on rhythmic rudiments, phrasing and musicality, developing a “pocket-step,” and finding your voice as a tap dancer. Sometimes we think too much, don't think, just come! Beginner and intermediate levels are welcome.

Contact: Aleutian Calabay, aleutian@aleutian.org

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31. ZENON DANCE SCHOOL'S FALL OPEN HOUSE- SEPT 6

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 6

10 AM - 4PM

Join us for a day of FREE sample classes to kick off FALL session at Zenon!

All Adult and Youth classes are taught at beginning level.

No pre-registration needed!

ADULT

10-11:00 am Afro-Modern with Roxane Wallace

11-12:00 pm Modern with Dustin Haug

12-1:00 pm Hip Hop with Stephanie Shapso

12-1:00 pm Inversion Dance with Jennifer Ilse

1-2:00 pm Jazz with TBA

1-2:00 pm Ballet with Marcia Keegan

2-3:00 pm Belly Dance with Stephanie Shapso

2-3:00 pm Hip Hop with Arturo Miles

3-4:00 pm Lyrical with Corrine Gray

3-4:00 pm House Dance with Arturo Miles

YOUTH

10-10:30 am
Creative Movement (ages 3-6) with Jesse Schmitz-Boyd

10:30-11 am
Hip Hop (ages 5-14) with Erin Sheppard

11-11:30 am
Jazz (ages 7-14) with Corrine Gray

11:30-12 pm
Ballet (ages 7-14) with Corrine Gray

TAKE ADVANTAGE OF SPECIAL DISCOUNTS AND ENTER TO WIN A FREE ENROLLMENT FOR

WINTER SESSION AT THE OPEN HOUSE!

Save $10 on enrollment or a 10-class card if you purchase at the Open House!

Zenon has an online class system! Make your profile today before the Open House!

Contact: Molly Johnston, molly@zenondance.org

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32. ZENON DANCE SCHOOL’S FALL IMPROVISATION WORKSHOPS: SEPTEMBER 2-5

Join Zenon for a week of improvisation-focused workshops September 2-5!

Advanced level workshops will be held each morning. Evening workshops will explore improvisation in different forms of dance.

All workshops are $14 - $16.

Students can pre-register online at zenondance.org.

Zenon accepts cash, check, or credit card for workshops. We cannot accept free classes, workstudy cards, or class cards for workshops.

Tuesday, September 2

Visceral Composition with Body Cartography

10am-12pm, $16

Rhythmic Exploration and Improvisation with Aleutian Calabay

5:30-7pm, $14

Wednesday, September 3

Contact Improvisation after "Chute" with Hijack

10am-12pm, $16

RSVP: A Dance Improvisation Workshop w/ Dustin Haug

5:30-7:00pm, $14

Thursday, September 4

Visceral Composition with Body Cartography

10am-12pm, $16

Adaptation with Jason Noer

5:30-7:00pm, $14

Friday, September 5

Skinner Releasing Technique (SRT) with Morgan Thorson

10am-12pm, $16

Contact: Molly Johnston, molly@zenondance.org

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33. REFORMER 1 & MOVEMENT PRINCIPLES

Cari Riis Stemmler, BB Pilates Master Teacher, PMA Gold® CPT

Roger Gonzalez Hibner

Friday, October-3-2014 to Sunday, October-5-2014

Friday 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Saturday 11:30 am - 6:30 pm

Sunday 9:30 am - 6:00 pm

Paragon Pilates and Physical Therapy

Pilates Movement Principles introduces you to the biomechanical foundation of the Pilates method and to the essential components of functional core strength, lumbopelvic and scapular stability, as well as assessing and correcting alignment and improving flexibility. Pre-Pilates exercises are included for teaching these key principles to your clients and classes. Reformer 1 includes an introduction to the Pilates Reformer including set up and safety, plus beginning exercises, program sequencing and teaching tips for group classes. By the end of the course you will be able to teach beginning Reformer classes or personal training sessions. 1 year experience teaching movement, anatomy, 30 Pilates Reformer classes or personal training sessions.

Class: $499.00

Materials Fee (Manual & DVD): $75.00

Register:

http://clients.mindbodyonline.com/ws.asp?studioid=13182&stype=-8&sView=week&sDate=5/10/2014

Contact: Ginny Massie, ginny@paragonpilatespt.com or Cari Riis Stemmler,

cari@paragonpilatespt.com

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34. PILATES MAT TEACHER TRAINING

With Cari Riis Stemmler
and Tiza Wynn Riley

Mat I

Introduction to Pilates & Beginning/Intermediate Exercises

Balanced Body Mat I includes an introduction to the history and principles of Pilates, a review of core anatomy, beginning and most intermediate level exercises with modifications, lectures on class order and programming in a fitness setting and guidelines for safely teaching seniors and pre-, and post-natal classes.

Fri, Sept 5th
- Sun, Sept 7th

Friday 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Saturday 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Sunday 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Fee: $499.00 American Dollar

Materials Fee (Manual & DVD): $75.00

Mat II

Intermediate/Advanced Exercises

Mat II includes the remaining intermediate and advanced level exercises as well as essential movement principles and training tips for advancing clients to the higher levels. Pilates for sports specific activities are also covered.

Fri, Nov. 7th - Sun, Nov 9th

Friday 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Saturday 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Sunday 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Fee: $499.00 American Dollar

Materials Fee (Manual & DVD): $75.00

Register: https://www.pilates.com/BBAPP/V/education/host-sites.html

Paragon Pilates & Physical Therapy

5101 Vernon Ave. South
Suite 2A

Edina MN 55436 USA

952-405-9765

Contact: Ginny Massie, ginny@paragonpilatespt.com or Cari Riis Stemmler,

cari@paragonpilatespt.com

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35. URBAN FUSION WORKSHOP

Urban Fusion blends Latin and Hip hop flavors. A choreography-based class, it is a combination of urban styles that allow dancers to add different elements to whatever style they do, focusing on rhythm, body movement, isolation, footwork and musicality. Come experience something new and have some fun! Please wear sneakers.

September 13th 2-3p.m. (Rescheduled)

711 West Lake Street, Suite 605

$12 pre-register (paypal)

http://thefreshfactorgc.com/p/store.html

$15 at the door (cash only)

Contact: Kasidy Moore, Kasidy@thefreshfactorgc.com

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36. MINNESOTA DANCE MEDICINE FOUNDATION ANNUAL CONFERENCE

Join us September 6, 2014

This half day conference is designed for dancers, dance educators and dance parents.

Register through Eventbrite (link on the website:

http://www.mndancemed.org/education-events/mdmf-annual-conference/)

7:15-8:00am Registration and Breakfast

8:00-8:15am Introduction

Dr. Brad Moser

8:15-9:00am Dance, Dance, Dance… and Injuries to Prevent!

Dr. Brad Moser

9:00-9:40am Breakout #1

Anatomy for the Dancer- Sarah Petrich, DPT

Muscle Function: What Every Dancer Should Know- Jonathan Reynolds, PhD, PT

Muscle Release- Megin Sabo John, DPT *please bring a foam roller to participate

9:50-10:30am Breakout #2

Injury Prevention and Management for the Irish Dancer- Betsy Hines, DPT

Improving Jump Performance and Control- Maryann Johnson, PT

Muscle Release- Megin Sabo John, DPT *please bring a foam roller to participate

10:30-10:45am Snack

10:45- 11:25am Breakout #3

Dance Team Injury Prevention and Optimal Performance- Meredith Butulis, DPT and Rhondi Miller, PT

Improving Jump Performance and Control- Maryann Johnson, PT

Muscle Function: What Every Dancer Should Know- Jonathan Reynolds, PhD, PT

11:35am- 12:00pm Pelvic Floor Control for Improved Performance

Heather Englebert, MPT

12:00-12:45pm Keynote Presentation

James Sewell of the James Sewell Ballet

12:45-1:00pm Closing

Contact: Megin John, megin@mndancemed.org

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37. CONTEMPLATIVE DANCE/AUTHENTIC MOVEMENT WORKSHOP

Alton Wasson will return to Minnesota October 10-12 for a weekend exploring Contemplative Dance / Authentic Movement. These deep and simple practices explore spontaneous movement meditation through the roles of mover and witness. The weekend will include a Friday evening introducing the practices of the work and two days of workshop exploring the work in depth, Saturday and Sunday. To be held at Ivy Studio 206.

Local contact Michael Gardos Reid gardosreid@gmail.com

Web info on Alton and Contemplative Dance: http://www.contemplativedance.org/

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38. MDT&S OPEN DIVISION OPEN HOUSE 2014 - SEPT. 6 & 7

Minnesota Dance Theatre & School

Open Division Open House 2014

Join us on September 6 and 7 for our Open Division Open House. Teens are adults are welcome to sample from four different levels of ballet classes. All classes are FREE! Refreshments and discounted class cards will also be available.

MDT&S offers open ballet classes for teens and adults seven days a week. From absolute fundamentals to advanced professional classes, our ballet classes offer something for everyone. All ages and levels of ability are welcome to explore classical ballet technique.

Saturday, September 6, 9:00am - noon

Sunday, September 7, 11:00am - 2:00pm

FREE CLASSES

REFRESHMENTS

10% OFF CLASS CARDS

Activities:

Saturday, September 6

9:00am - noon - Open House on the 6th Floor

Refreshments and discount class cards available

9:00 - 10:30am - FREE Beginning-Intermediate Ballet

Teacher: Jill Lile

Studio 6A on the 6th floor

9:30 - 11:00am - FREE Advanced-Professional Ballet

Teacher: Justin Leaf

Studio 2B on the 2nd floor

Sunday, September 7

11:00am - 2:00pm - Open House on the 6th Floor

Refreshments and discount class cards available

11:15am - 12:45pm - FREE Intermediate-Advanced Ballet

12:45 - 1:15pm - FREE Pointe

Teacher: Marcia Keegan

Studio 6A on the 6th floor

11:30am - 1:00pm - FREE Beginning Ballet

Teacher: Ellie Ahmann

Studio 6B on the 6th floor

The Cowles Center, 528 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis MN

For more about open classes at MDT&S, go to http://www.mndance.org or contact Justin Leaf at justin.leaf@mndance.org.

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AUDITIONS, JOBS and OPEN CALLS

39. SEEKING PERFORMANCE VOLUNTEERS

Looking for two volunteers to be door attendees and audience assistance for Jennifer Arave's new work, Moon Walking the Dog, Thursday September 18th at Skewed Visions. Please email, call or text Jennifer if interested.

Contact: Jennifer Arave, aravejl@yahoo.com

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40. DID YOU MISS THE FALL ZONE AUDITION?: SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 11:00-12:00

This audition is for both Performance and Technique levels and will take place during Dustin Haug's Modern class at the Fall Open House.

Zenon Studio 4A

Fall Guest Choreographers: Dario Mejia, Jesse Schmitz-Boyd, and Ashley Yergens

Zenon Dance Zone is an intensive study and performance program that offers students the opportunity to study with first-rate instructors, work with area choreographers and perform in a studio concert at the end of the session.

Students are chosen by audition and their tuition is subsidized by partial scholarship. The program is divided into two levels:

- Technique Level: provides students the opportunity to enhance their creative and technical skills and explore new dance styles.

- Performance Level: provides an opportunity for students to work with area choreographers and perform in an end-of-session concert.

Tuition: UNLIMITED CLASSES at Zenon Dance School for the Fall Session!

Technique Level-$735 (only $49 per week for 15 weeks)

Performance Level-$660 (only $44 per week for 15 weeks)

(Payment plans available. Work-study opportunities available to help subsidize a portion of tuition.)

If you are planning on attending this audition, please contact Zone Coordinator, Molly Johnston.

Contact: Molly Johnston, molly@zenondance.org

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41. NUTCRACKER ROLES STILL AVAILABLE

NO ballet experience needed.

Pas de Deux Dance Studio still has the following roles available for this year's production:

*
Party Adults:
Teens and Adults to play parents in the Party Scene.
The dances are fairly easy with ballroom and Irish ceili dancing influences.

*
Nutcracker Understudy:
Any level of experience is welcome - dancers with minimal ballet experience will just understudy the battle and final dance, while dancers with more ballet background will also understudy the solos. This dancer will also be cast as either a Party Adult or Russian soloist depending on dance background.

*
Sugar Plum Fairy Understudy:
Dancers interested in the role must have Pointe experience and be able to pirouette on pointe.
In this production, the Sugar Plum Fairy has scenes throughout the entire ballet.
The dancer chosen may either remain just an understudy, or be cast as an Act II soloist as well.

For complete details, please see the Nutcracker pages online:

http://www.pasdedeuxdance.com

Contact: Miss Zachari, studio@pasdedeuxdance.com

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42. GT ARTISTRY SEEKING CHOREOGRAPHER FOR MUSIC VIDEO

GT Artistry is seeking an experienced, local choreographer to collaborate on developing and producing a music/dance video. This project will include auditioning dancers, developing routines, and ultimately producing a video. Please send a resume and a link to any videos if possible.

Contact: Hans Kruger, gtartistry@gmail.com

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43. CALL FOR DANCERS, AERIALISTS, THEATRE AND BURLESQUE ARTISTS

Auditions:

Sunday September 7th 2-5pm

Monday September 8th 5-8pm

The Ritz Theater Rehearsal Studio

345 13th Ave NE

Minneapolis MN

55413

Producers Lily Verlaine, Jasper McCann and Nadine Dubois have combined forces in the interest of creating a Midwest incarnation of the award-winning Seattle production, Land of the Sweets:
The Burlesque Nutcracker
which has been delighting Seattle audiences since 2006. This is a paid employment opportunity.

10 Performances:

December 11-13, 2014

December 18-20, 2014

The show seeks to employ three male and seven female dancers with strong dance and theater backgrounds.
Additionally the show seeks to employ 1-2 aerial artists.

We seek to cast dancers in the following disciplines (not all roles require all skill sets):

Ballet

Jazz

Tap

Burlesque/Striptease

Pointe

Physical Comedy

Aerial

Adult humans of all ages, sizes, genders and ethnic backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
Most, but not all roles require artful, partial nudity (pasties and g strings are always worn.)

Dance wear and character shoes are the preferred audition attire.
Please bring pointe or tap shoes if you are strong in those areas.
You will learn various combinations from the show, so please arrive warm and ready to dance.

Aerial auditions may be submitted via video.

Preview the show here:

http://www.landofthesweets.com/gallery/video-preview/

Please RSVP for either audition date (include resume and head shot) to: landofthesweetsauditions@gmail.com

Contact: Nadine DuBois, msnadinedubois@gmail.com

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44. TWIN CITIES BALLET SEEKING A PROFESSIONAL MALE DANCER FOR 2014-2015 SEASON

Twin Cities Ballet of Minnesota (TCB), the resident dance company of Ames Center in Burnsville, Minnesota (formerly Burnsville Performing Arts Center), is seeking one more professional male Dancer for the 2014–15 season as a salaried employee, from September 2014 to mid-May 2015, approximately 32 weeks.
Applicants must have advanced classical ballet and contemporary (modern) technique, strong performance skills, and who have an excellent work ethic and a desire to continually grow and advance both technically and artistically.

Expect to participate in TCB's The Nutcracker, and the world premiere of a new spring production in May at Ames Center, as well as other venues doing mixed genre pieces as additional opportunities arise throughout the year.

Interested dancers should submit two photos (headshot & in first arabesque, in dance clothes or costume that does not obscure line and form), and a short resume. Video links of class and/or performances in different genres is recommended but not required.

Dancer must be eligible to work in the United States, and after preliminary assessment and conversations would be able to personally audition in Minnesota or at a scheduled live audition prior to receiving any contract.

For more information visit:

http://twincitiesballet.org/twin-cities-ballet-minnesota/auditions.htm

To audition, contact Twin Cities Ballet's Artistic Director Denise Vogt at

info@TwinCitiesBallet.org or call 952-452-3163

Contact: Rick Vogt, info@TwinCitiesBallet.org

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45. BALLET ROYALE MINNESOTA/TWIN CITIES BALLET OPENINGS FOR PROFESSIONAL TRAINEE DIVISION & APPRENTICES

Unique in Minnesota, Ballet Royale's PROFESSIONAL TRAINEE DIVISION is an elite daytime training program that provides a comprehensive advanced course of study for talented, ambitious and committed students from all over the country who wish to maximize their personal growth and/or pursue dance professionally.

All students in this program are on partial scholarship, and ADMISSION TO THE PROGRAM IS BY AUDITION AND INVITATION ONLY.

This weekday afternoon program provides training in Ballet Technique, Pointe, Men’s Class, Performance (Musical Theater) Jazz, Modern (Contemporary) dance, Repertoire, Pas de Deux, independent workshops, guest teachers, personal coaching, Pilates/Injury Prevention, Advanced Variations and multiple performance opportunities.

In addition to receiving the finest professional dance training, Professional Trainee Division students also serve as apprentices with Twin Cities Ballet of Minnesota, the resident dance company of Ames Center (formerly Burnsville Performing Arts Center), and train along side TCB's professional company members.

AUDITION INFORMATION:
To accommodate the various schedules of potential Professional Trainee Division participants, students interested in auditioning for the program should contact Ballet Royale directly and arrange to take an audition class.

For more information and to schedule an audition class: Call 952-898-3163 or E-mail info@BalletRoyaleMN.org

Contact: Rick Vogt, info@BalletRoyaleMN.org

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46. LOOKING FOR CONTEMPORARY/MODERN DANCERS

Modern dance company Bodhisattva Soyuz is looking for dancers with intermediate level contemporary/modern dance training for a performance at 9x22 on November 26. If interested please email days and times available to rehearse.

Contact: Prem Govindaswamy, bodhisattvasoyuz@gmail.com

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GRANTS, FELLOWSHIPS, and SCHOLARSHIPS

47. MONDAY NIGHT GRANT CIRCLE

We've got three exciting meetings coming up with special guests at each one! Please join us!

Sept 8 meeting from 4-5:45pm with Kathee Foran (MSAB) at 4:15pm

Sept 22 meeting from 4-5:45pm with Lauren Slone (Skypeing in from MAP Fund) at 5pm

Oct 6 meeting from 4-5:45pm with Sheila Smith (MCA) at 4:15pm

All meetings take place at the Cowles Center Target Education Studio, 2nd floor.

What is Monday Night Grant Circle?

Initiated by Michèle Steinwald and Sam Johnson to encourage and support discussions around grants and funding, Grant Circle is part social gathering, part information share, part work session, it is time and space to ask questions, get feedback, and work work work on those grants. All are welcome!

Contact: Sam Johnson, s_johnso@yahoo.com

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48. CAREER TRANSITION FOR DANCERS GRANT

I wanted to give you the heads-up about Career Transition For Dancers’ next grant application deadline: September 3, 2014.
To apply, 1) call our grant administrator Ann Barry (212-764-0172) to see if you qualify. 2) Schedule an appointment with career counselor Maryellen Langhout to complete the application.
For more information about this grant opportunity and our FREE services visit our website at
careertransition.org

Contact: Ricardo J Garcia, rgarcia@careertransition.org

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SERVICES and SPECIAL OFFERS FOR DANCERS

49. DANCE STUDIO SPACE FOR RENT

Starting mid September, Saint Paul Ballet will have four studios available for rent in two locations: 1680 Grand Ave Saint Paul, MN 655 Fairview Ave N Saint Paul, MN Fairview Ave studios are brand new. Both locations offer newly spring floors, professional grade marley, mirrors, and ample barre space. Please call or email the office for availability and rates.

Contact: Brittany Adams, 651.690.1588 | info@spcballet.org

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50. DANCE PHOTOGRAPHER/VIDEOGRAPHER AVAILABLE

Performance photographer and videographer available for your show. I have worked for Miguel Gutierrez, Choreographers Evening, the BodyCartography Project, Hijack, Chris Schlicting, Karen Sherman, Morgan Thorson and many others. Please see some of this at http://public.fotki.com/Smuda/dance/ and be in touch.

Contact: Sean Smuda, sean@seansmuda.com

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51. WALKER ART CENTER PERFORMING ARTS SEASON--SAVE WHEN YOU SEE 4!

Dance highlights include rare remounts of signature works by Belgian choreographer Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker and Judson Dance Theater alum/contact improvisation creator Steve Paxton; a Walker commission and world premiere from Chris Schlichting; solo dance works on the redefinition of home by leading African choreographers Faustin Linyekula and Panaibra Gabriel Canda; and Kenna-Camara Cottman curates a new edition of Choreographers’ Evening.

The season kicks off on September 26 with Ralph Lemon’s Scaffold Room, a collaboration with the Walkers’ Visual Arts department. Lemon merges performance, visual art, music, and text in an inquisitive hybrid that has its world premiere at the Walker before a national tour.

Browse all the events at

http://www.walkerart.org/performing-arts/browse/2014-2015-season (including a

world premiere theater piece from Miranda July, a mini-festival from The National’s Bryce Dessner, and the Out There 2015 lineup)

SEASON PACKAGE: Buy 4 events and save 20%—plus all ticket fees waived. Call 612.375.7600 or stop at the box office to take advantage of this special offer.

Contact: Andrea Brown, andrea.brown@walkerart.org

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52. THE BEAUTIFUL DANCE STUDIO AVAILABLE FOR RENT

The Beautiful Studio 214 is available for short and long term rental. This 1100 square foot studio is located in the Dow Building 2242 University Av W in Saint Paul. Sprung wood floor, good heat.

Contact: Michael Gardos Reid, gardosreid@gmail.com

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53. FREE COUNSELING WITH CAREER TRANSITION FOR DANCERS

Dancers! A quick reminder that we provide FREE career counseling sessions by phone or in person (Tuesdays 2pm to 7pm and noon to 5pm on Thursdays)! If you are a professional dancer wondering what happens after your last bow, a dancer in need of guidance on how to find extra income, or a dance student trying to be proactive about your future, we are here for you. Career Transition For Dancers, founded in 1985, offers vocational guidance, assistance with resumes and cover letters and, one-on-one Career Counseling for FREE. Appointments with our Midwest counselor Maryellen Langhout are, once again, FREE; just call 312-666-0234 or email at mlanghout@careertransition.org for more information.

Contact: Ricardo J Garcia, rgarcia@careertransition.org

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54. TICKETING UPDATES FROM THE COWLES CENTER

Join The Cowles Club! With this $50 membership, you get 20% off all tickets purchased, 2 free guest passes for the 14/15 season, 10% off at Mason’s Restaurant and Barre, $5 parking to all events, $1 off adult beverages at concessions, and early ticket buying to special events.
I know, these deals are outrageously awesome, and if you break it down, you would be saving money after your second show!

For more information and to sign up: http://www.thecowlescenter.org/member

2 New Ways to Buy Tickets at The Cowles Center

You spoke, we listened. We are committed to providing the highest level of customer service, so we have added two new easy ways to purchase tickets—with an app and on Facebook.

App

Visit your Playstore, search and download the app Walletini. Once it is downloaded, you can search locally for our listing of performances and purchase directly from your phone or tablet.

Facebook

Visit our Facebook page, click on the tab Get Tickets. You will see all of our performances under the tab and you can simply purchase tickets.

As always, you can call our friendly box office at 612.206.3600 or visit us online at thecowlescenter.org.

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/thecowlescenter?ref=hl

Walletini: https://www.walletini.com

Contact: Mark Radcliffe, mradcliffe@thecowlescenter.org

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DANCE WRITING, REVIEWS and PODCASTS

55. NEWEST WRITING ON CRITICISM EXCHANGE

New this week:

Theresa Madaus writes on Sally Rousse’s KOM HIT!

For lots more writing, visit http://criticismexchange.wordpress.com/

Contact: Emily Gastineau, emily.gastineau@gmail.com

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OTHER DANCE NEWS

56. THE SAGE AWARDS FOR DANCE NEEDS YOUR DANCE FOOTAGE FOR ITS ANNUAL YEAR-IN-REVIEW VIDEO

The Sage Awards for Dance needs your dance footage for its annual Year-In-Review video that will precede the 2014 awards ceremony at the Cowles Center for the Performing Arts on Tuesday Oct. 14, 2014.

With the dance community's participation, we have been able to compile about 15 minutes of videos from performances that took place during the 12 months prior. We are excited to see what this year's batch of videos will showcase.

Please send 20-30 seconds of dance video by making it downloadable from Dropbox, Google Drive or Vimeo. The email with the download link should be sent to sageawardsvideos@gmail.com. This email should also include: what dance company, choreographer or performer is this representing, when and where was the performance and who did the music.

Video files should be can be .avi, .mov or .mp4 file, NTSC format, and 16:9 aspect ratio. It can be an edited clip or just a straight excerpt. Footage can be standard or high definition.

There should be no transitions leading in or out of the clip. Within the clip, use a dissolve between segments.

Include stereo sound, though it might not be used.

Footage that is wide-angled, shot from the back of the room with no panning is not recommended. Please choose footage that highlights the performers and is a medium shot. Closeups and cross-shots are appreciated for diversity.

DEADLINE: September 15th

More info: http://www.sageawards.org/video-submissions-for-the-sage-awards/

Contact: Dana Kassel, sageawardsvideos@gmail.com

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57. DANCE/USA POST-CONFERENCE GATHERING

Dance/USA will host a final gathering for the Twin Cities dance community on Friday, October 10. Members of the Minneapolis and St. Paul dance community are invited for dialogue and reflection on the 2014 Dance/USA Annual Conference that was held in Minneapolis in June. Dance/USA Executive Director Amy Fitterer will host the gathering along with members of the 2014 Minneapolis Host Committee.

Details:

Friday, October 10th 5:30pm CT

James Sewell Ballet’s TEK BOX

The Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts

Contact: Johanna Tschebull, jtschebull@danceusa.org




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58. SAINT PAUL BALLET SEEKING DONATIONS

As you can imagine, turning our new space into a functioning studio and providing essential equipment is a big task so we’d like you to think of our open house as a “housewarming party.” We don’t expect you to bring gifts, but if you would like to contribute please consider volunteering your time to the build out or “purchasing” of one or more of the following items:

• 100 screws at $4.00

• 1 tube of caulk glue at $4.00

• 100 dance foam blocks at $16.00

• 1 roll of Marley seam tape at $24.00

• 1 painted wall at $35.00

• 1 piece of 4x8 foot sprung floor space at $45.00

• 1 mirror at $70.00

• 1 meter of barre space at $100.00

• 1 roll of Marley at $900.00

• 1 piano at $1,000.00

Volunteers for the build out may contact us at 651-690-1588 or spcb@spcballet.org. We will be assembling the sprung floor and installing mirrors and barres during the week of August 24-30.

Thank you for your support of Saint Paul Ballet.

Sincerely, Lori Gleason, Chair

Christina Onusko, Artistic Advisor & Vice Chair

Zoé Henrot, Artistic Director

The Board of Directors of Saint Paul Ballet:

Dave Trayers

Elizabeth Heffernan

Cathy Gustafson

Elise Murphy

Jerry Sather

Mary Olson

Contact: Brittany Adams, spcb@spcballet.org

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Dance Community News - August 20, 2014

In This Issue.

PERFORMANCES and EVENTS

1. CHICAGO’S KHECARI COMES TO MINNEAPOLIS & ST. PAUL - AUGUST 21-23

2. ZENON DANCE ZONE SUMMER CONCERT- AUGUST 22-24

3. GOLDEN BOYS: THE MUSICAL - AUGUST 22-24

4. CONTEMPO PHYSICAL DANCE 50+ PROJECT PERFORMANCES - AUGUST 22-24

5. OFF-LEASH AREA’S FIFTH ANNUAL NEIGHBORHOOD GARAGE TOUR OPENS LABOR DAY WEEKEND! - AUGUST 29-OCTOBER 12

6. SAFE AS HOUSES - SEPTEMBER 4-6

7. KATHA DANCE THEATRE PRESENTS LIVING LEGEND OF KATHAK DANCE - SEPTEMBER 5

8. RAZE THE BARRE AT THE COWLES CENTER - SEPTEMBER 5

9. TEST PILOT (WORLD PREMIERE) - SEPTEMBER 12-13

10. RGK MODERN INDIAN DANCE ACADEMY BENEFIT SHOW - SEPTEMBER 13

11. ANANYA DANCE THEATRE 10TH ANNIVERSARY PERFORMANCES - SEPTEMBER 18-20

ONGOING CLASSES

12. ADVANCED/PROFESSIONAL JAZZ CLASSES

13. ENROLL FOR FALL SESSION AT ZENON DANCE SCHOOL!

14. EXPLORE KATHAK DANCE OF NORTH INDIA

15. ERIN THOMPSON AND GABRIEL ANDERSON CO-TEACHING MODERN DANCE FOR YOUTH WITH YOUNG DANCE THIS FALL!

16. OPEN CLASSES AT TU DANCE CENTER

17. TU DANCE CENTER 2014 FALL SESSION

WORKSHOPS, MASTER CLASSES and INTENSIVES

18. ZENON DANCE SCHOOL'S FALL OPEN HOUSE- SEPT 6

19. CONTACT IMPROVISATION WEEKLY SERIES

20. CONTACT WORKSHOP WITH KAREN NELSON: THRU THE SKIN

21. SUBBODY RESONANCE BUTOH WORKSHOP

22. SEEKING YOUR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST

23. ENGAGE: A BODY-MIND CENTERING® WORKSHOP

24. SALSA CAFE ON SUNDAY NIGHTS


25. URBAN/LATIN FUSION WORKSHOP

AUDITIONS, JOBS and OPEN CALLS

26. VOLUNTEERS REQUESTED

27. JAZZ DANCE AUDITIONS!

28. SEEKING EXTRAS FOR MUSIC VIDEO

29. MINNESOTA DANCE ENSEMBLE AUDITIONS

30. LOOKING FOR CONTEMPORARY/MODERN DANCERS

SERVICES and SPECIAL OFFERS FOR DANCERS

31. TU DANCE CENTER STUDIO AVAILABLE FOR RENT

32. REHEARSAL/CLASS SPACE AVAILABLE IN SOUTH MINNEAPOLIS

33. REHEARSAL/CLASS SPACE AVAILABLE IN BLOOMINGTON

34. COWLES CENTER TICKETING UPDATES

DANCE WRITING, REVIEWS and PODCASTS

35. NEW YORK TIMES REVIEWS RAGAMALA DANCE COMPANY

36. NEWEST WRITING ON CRITICISM EXCHANGE

OTHER DANCE NEWS

37. MINNESOTA PLAYLIST RELAUNCH AND EXPANSION

38. THE SAGE AWARDS FOR DANCE NEEDS YOUR DANCE FOOTAGE FOR ITS ANNUAL YEAR-IN-REVIEW VIDEO


PERFORMANCES and EVENTS

1. CHICAGO’S KHECARI COMES TO MINNEAPOLIS & ST. PAUL - AUGUST 21-23

Chicago-based contemporary dance company Khecari comes to Minneapolis and St.Paul to show two excerpted dance works with live music: Esther & the Omphali and cresset: vibrant, rusting.

Premiered at The Dance Center of Columbia College in February 2014, Meyer’s Esther & the Omphali is a male duet with accordion music by Sarah Morgan. See video here: http://youtu.be/5wcE-_SXCqk

Julia Rae Antonick’s cresset: vibrant, rusting is an abstraction of decay's beauty with live percussion music by Joe St.Charles.
See video here:
http://youtu.be/5jPgXnTuXZE

Thursday August 21st & Friday August 22nd

7:30pm

Soo Visual Arts Center

2638 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55408

$10 General Admission

Get tickets here: http://khecarisoovac.bpt.me/

Saturday August 23rd

8:00 pm

Bedlam Theatre - Lowertown

213 4th St E, St Paul, MN 55101

http://bedlamtheatre.org/bedlam-lowertown/

Get tickets here:

https://bedlamtheatre.secure.force.com/ticket#details_a0SF000000BUcFNMA1

Khecari's artist directors Julia Antonick and Jonathan Meyer also want to make connections with choreographers in Minneapolis interested in showing work in Chicago informally as part of Khecari's residency at the Chicago Park District fieldhouses to create an active performance exchange between Minneapolis and Chicago. Interested? Come talk to us after our show!

http://www.khecari.org/

Contact: Julia Antonick, julia@khecari.org

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2. ZENON DANCE ZONE SUMMER CONCERT- AUGUST 22-24

Come see what our Zone students and choreographers have been up to this summer!

When:

Friday and Saturday, August 22, 23 - 8pm

Sunday, August 24 - 7pm

Location:

Zenon Studio 4A

Tickets:

Adults: $12

Children 12 and under: $5

A showcase of work performed by Zenon students, created by local choreographers.

Dance Zone Summer Guest Choreographers:

Emma Barber, Deneane Richburg, Alanna Morris-Van Tassel

Also featuring work by Deborah Thayer’s Composition class students and Annika Hansen.

*There will be a post-show reception on Friday evening at Mason's Restaurant following the concert. Join us for discussion and mingling with our dancers and choreographers!

We hope to see you there!

Contact: Lauren Holmes, lauren@zenondance.org

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3. GOLDEN BOYS: THE MUSICAL - AUGUST 22-24

The world premiere of Golden Boys the Musical premieres this Friday at The Lab Theater.

A new, high-energy musical, Golden Boys tells the story of one of the nation’s first racially integrated army units -- a musical theater troupe. The show by New York artist Horace Turnbull is brought to life by Artistic Director Kim Martinez of Out on a Limb Dance Company, with choreography by Jimmy Peters, an emerging choreographer with credits that include The Tapping Dads for America's Got Talent (http://www.jimmyapeters.com/). Under their collaborative direction, this intriguing new musical will be presented at the Lab Theater August 22nd-24th.

General Admission $20.00

STUDENT RATE $15.00 with ID

August 22nd 7:30pm, post-show reception

August 23rd 7:30pm

August
24th 2:00pm

Visit www.goldenboysthemusical.com to find out who is in the cast, the story behind the creation of the musical, and more.

Contact: Jeremy Bensussan, goldenboysthemusical@gmail.com

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4. CONTEMPO PHYSICAL DANCE 50+ PROJECT PERFORMANCES - AUGUST 22-24

Contempo Physical Dance presents the world premiere of Seca, an original choreographic work by Marciano Silva dos Santos, as part of the company's first 50+ project for dancers fifty and over. Featuring performances by Kathryn Anderson, Robert Borman, Patricia Brown, Michele Costello, Susan Esther Ouray, Becky Heist, Jim Lieberthal and Lori Mercil, the work fuses Afro-Brazilian dance, capoeira and contemporary dance.

Friday, August 22 at 8:00 p.m.

Saturday, August 23 at 8:00 p.m.

Sunday, August 24 at 2:00 p.m.

Join us for a discussion with the artists following the performance.

Tickets:

$10 General Admission

$5 Adults 50+

$5 Children

Tickets:

http://contempo50.brownpapertickets.com

JSB TEKBOX at The Cowles Center

528 Hennepin Ave. (2nd Floor)

Minneapolis, MN 55403

Questions? Contact us at 612-619-4116 or contempophysicaldance@gmail.com

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

Contact: Jenny Pennaz, contempophysicaldance@gmail.com

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5. OFF-LEASH AREA’S FIFTH ANNUAL NEIGHBORHOOD GARAGE TOUR OPENS LABOR DAY WEEKEND! - AUGUST 29-OCTOBER 12

Off-Leash Area’s Annual Neighborhood Garage Tour is coming soon to a garage near you!

This year's tour features a brand new family friendly dance/theater production, Stripe & Spot (Learn to) Get Along in which Stripe & Spot (Paul Herwig and Taous Claire Khazem) each set sail in search of glory and conquest, but instead find themselves haplessly shipwrecked on an uncharted island. Presided over by a vaudevillian Sun and Moon (Jesse Schmitz-Boyd and Jennifer Ilse), buoyed with an original music score, and anchored to an ingenious revolving stage, Stripe & Spot (Learn to) Get Along is a ridiculous and immensely creative fable for the entire family.

Full of Off-Leash Area’s visual creativity, Stripe & Spot features choreography by Jennifer Ilse, set design by Paul Herwig, music and sound composition by Craig Harris, costumes by Kym Longhi, lighting design by Paul Epton, and text by playwright Dominic Orlando.

Make reservations online at Eventbrite: https://garagetour.eventbrite.com

Full schedule:

Stillwater (Aug 29 & 30 at 7pm; Aug 31 at 2pm)

Brooklyn Park (Sept 5, 6 & 7 at 7pm)

Mendota Heights (Sept 12, 13 & 14 at 7pm)

Bloomington (Sept 19 & 20 at 7pm; Sept 21 at 2pm)

Isanti (Sept 26 & 27 at 7pm; Sept 28 at 2pm)

Plymouth (Oct 3 & 4 at 7pm; Oct 5 at 2pm)

Minneapolis (Oct 10 & 11 at 7pm; Oct 12 at 2pm)

More information about the tour: http://garagetour.tumblr.com/

Contact: Jennifer Ilse, offleash@offleasharea.org

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6. SAFE AS HOUSES - SEPTEMBER 4-6

Safe As Houses is a new project from artist and composer Chris Strouth, Paris1919, the choreography of Deborah Jinza Thayer / “Movement Architecture”, over 40 musicians, dancers, artists and craftspeople - including Non Edwards, Margaret Johnson, Missa Kes, Evy Muench, Sharon Picasso & Taylor Shevey. An immersive multimedia music and installation event.

New Century Theater, September 4-6, 2014.

Safe as Houses examines the transitory nature of contemporary life & explores the question of personal and economic safety: What does safety look like when everything is in a rapid state of flux, and the truths that used to be self-evident are blurred by information and fogged by nostalgia?

What does safety actually mean? Can we ever really find it?

Safe As Houses

New Century Theater, September 4-6, 2014.

Purchase tix =

http://www.hennepintheatretrust.org/events/chris-strouths-safe-houses-tickets-new-century-theatre-minneapolis-mn-2014

Kickstarter = https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1068191551/safe-as-houses

Contact: Sharon Picasso, spicasso1@gmail.com

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7. KATHA DANCE THEATRE PRESENTS LIVING LEGEND OF KATHAK DANCE - SEPTEMBER 5

Katha Dance Theatre in association with the Indian Music Society of Minnesota present

Bhav Batana - Vocal concert with art of expression by living legend of Kathak dance, Pandit Birju Maharaj.

Through emotive singing, facial expression, hand gestures, intonation and expression, Pandit Birju Maharaj, will be expressing the feelings of the song and the emotions of the character. Chandrachur Bhattacharjee will accompany Maharaj in sitar; Utpal Ghoshal in Tabla and world-renowned dancer and senior disciple of Pandit Birju Maharaj, Saswati Sen will act as a narrator.

Friday, September 5, 2014 at 7 pm

Dr. V Premanand Theater & Concert Hall

Normandale Community College

9700 France Ave S, Bloomington, MN 55431

Tickets: $25 - $18

Tickets at http://www.kathadance.org/Birju

Contact KDT: info@kathadance.org; 763-533-0756

“Mr. Maharaj, seated with the musicians, singing songs, doubling the melody on harmonium and acting out the lyrics with his upper body. It was easy to believe he could go on forever.”

- New York Times

This presentation is supported by the Arts Midwest Touring Fund, a program of Arts Midwest that is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional contributions from Minnesota State Arts Board and General Mills Foundation.

Contact: Rita Mustaphi, info@kathadance.org

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8. RAZE THE BARRE AT THE COWLES CENTER - SEPTEMBER 5

On Friday, September 5th, The Cowles Center for Dance & Performing Arts will be kicking off the 2014/15 season with Raze the Barre, a benefit and dance party! Join us for complimentary beer, wine, and appetizers, a live auction, a live performance from Parson’s Dance Company, followed by the ultimate dance party with 4 places to boogie: Mason’s Jazz Club, Disco in the TEK Box, Latin Dance in the Target Studio, and Retro Dance in Studio 2B.

Tickets are $100. But if you are part of the arts community, you will receive tickets for $25! The event runs from 5:30pm-11:30pm. Mark your calendars and bring your friends. It’s time to dress swanky and party! More information: www.thecowlescenter.org

Contact: Mark Radcliffe, mradcliffe@thecowlescenter.org

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9. TEST PILOT (WORLD PREMIERE) - SEPTEMBER 12-13

a chamber dance opera by

choreographer Penelope Freeh and composer Jocelyn Hagen

The O’Shaughnessy / Women of Substance

Friday September 12 & Saturday September 13

7:30pm

Tickets $11-$25

Call 651.690.6700 or visit www.oshag.stkate.edu/women-of-substance

Featuring:

Dancers: Stephanie Fellner & Penelope Freeh as The Airplane

Cory Goei & Nic Lincoln as Wilbur and Orville Wright

Soprano Carrie Henneman Shaw as Katharine Wright

Singers: Nathan Bird, Gary Ruschman, Scott Sandersfeld, Timothy C. Takach, David Walton

String Quartet: James Garlick, Margaret Humphrey, Kirsten Whitson, Matthew Williams

Video Artist: Justin Schell

Test Pilot explores the legendary story of the Wright Brothers, bringing to light their historically under recognized sister Katharine, and investigates the intersection of creativity and human nature.

For more information on this work and process visit www.testpilotdanceopera.com

Contact: Penelope Freeh, barefootpenny@gmail.com

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10. RGK MODERN INDIAN DANCE ACADEMY BENEFIT SHOW - SEPTEMBER 13

Come join us in celebration of RGK Modern Indian Dance Academy's Fall benefit show, DOOR (Open The Door To Your Dreams). Door is a representation of dreams, passions and aspirations realized thorough dance and words. This original Bollywood dance drama will be presented at the St. Paul Student Center Theater and admission includes Indian food after the performance. Tickets are on sale now for this one night performance, and proceeds go to the Alzheimer's Association of Minnesota. Please visit our website for tickets prices and more info. www.rgkdance.org, To purchase tickets email us renukumar@rgkdance.org

Contact: Renu Kumar, renukumar@rgkdance.org

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11. ANANYA DANCE THEATRE 10TH ANNIVERSARY PERFORMANCES - SEPTEMBER 18-20

The Cowles Center for Dance • Thu-Sat • Sept. 18-20 • 8pm

528 Hennepin Av, Minneapolis

Post-performance talk Fri, Sept. 19

To kick off its 10th anniversary season, Ananya Dance Theatre will present Neel: Blutopias of Radical Dreaming, a multi-disciplinary immersion in the work and world of women’s dreams. This world premiere launches a multi-year series of full-length dances exploring the kinds of work that women around the world do to sustain their communities.

Neel layers concepts and choreography by Ananya Chatterjea and conceptual behavioral artist Marcus Young, performance by 10 ADT dancers and guest artist Shá Cage, composition by Greg Schutte, thematic text by Sharon Bridgforth, vocalizations by Chastity Brown, Mankwe Ndosi and Pooja Goswami, multi-lingual poetry recited by the dancers, set and costume design by Annie Katsura Rollins and lighting by Jesse Cogswell.

Tickets: $20-$30. Senior, student and group discounts available. $10 student rush day of performance. Online at http://www.cowlescenter.org or call Cowles Center Box Office, 612-206-3600.

Ananya Dance Theatre is supported by ArtsLab, a program of Arts Midwest. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through grants from the Minnesota State Arts Board and the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund. This activity is funded, in part, by an appropriation from the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the State’s general fund. Neel is supported by a Challenge America grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Contact: Gary Peterson, gary.peterson@ananyadancetheatre.org

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ONGOING CLASSES

12. ADVANCED/PROFESSIONAL JAZZ CLASSES

COLLIDE Open Company Classes

Tuesdays 7:30-9:00pm and Thursdays 9:30-11:00am

In Studio 5B @ The Cowles Center

Classes, taught by COLLIDE Artistic Director Regina Peluso, consist of a 45 minute technical warm-up, intricate combinations, and choreography that focuses on style, specificity, and intention of movement.

For more information please visit www.collidetheatrical.org

All classes are on-going. No reservation required. $12/class of $10 with purchase of a 10 class card. New faces welcome! Warm & supportive environment intended to inspire and invigorate your love for dance.

Contact: Kim Brownell, info@collidetheatrical.org

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13. ENROLL FOR FALL SESSION AT ZENON DANCE SCHOOL!

Enrollment is open for Fall session at Zenon!

Fall session: September 8 - December 21

Check out the fall classes schedule online at zenondance.org!

Summer session will run through August 31st. Drop-ins always welcome!

Questions on enrolling or dropping in? Call the Zenon office! 612.338.1101

Contact: Lauren Holmes, lauren@zenondance.org

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14. EXPLORE KATHAK DANCE OF NORTH INDIA

Katha Dance Theatre has been teaching the traditional art of Kathak dance to Twin Cities students for over 27 years. Founded by Rita Mustaphi and our staff of expert teachers will guide students of age 6 years - adult offering the finest in cultural education and the Kathak tradition.

Kathak dance

Kathak is among the six major classical dances of India and one of the most dynamic theater arts in the world. The word Kathak is derived from katha, meaning "the art of storytelling." Over the centuries it has been influenced by both Hindu and Muslim cultures, creating a balance that makes it the most natural of the Indian classical dance forms. Kathak expresses abandon, yet it carries a sinuous nuance and intricate rhythmic precision conveyed through strong and often complicated footwork, mimetic gesture and subtle facial

expression.

Katha Dance School offers:

Training in Kathak dance technique

Dedicated and accomplished teachers

Many classes and intensive courses taught by Rita Mustaphi, master teacher and resident choreographer

Performance opportunities with Rita Mustaphi’s choreography

Full dance immersion program in summer intensive.

Internship opportunity to become part of the professional and touring Katha

Dance Company.

KDT School has three locations - Minneapolis, Maple Grove and Edina

Fall session of classes will start soon. Please visit
www.kathadance.org to find more information about class schedules, productions and other events.

Contact: Rita Mustaphi, info@kathadance.org

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15. ERIN THOMPSON AND GABRIEL ANDERSON CO-TEACHING MODERN DANCE FOR YOUTH WITH YOUNG DANCE THIS FALL!

Modern intensive class taught by Erin Thompson, 2008 Sage Award winner for Outstanding Dance Education in Minnesota, and Gabriel Anderson, accomplished choreographer and dance teacher.
This is a dance education opportunity with a dynamic set of teachers not to be missed. This class is open to middle- and high-school aged dancers starting Monday September 15th at the Cowles Center.

When: Mondays 5:45-7:15 p.m. beginning September 15th

Comprehensive instruction of modern dance technique for youth: strength, stretch, alignment, momentum, shape, and breath integrating experiential anatomy and internal awareness with physicality that is weighted and daring. An in-depth exploration of floor work and extended-full-bodied combinations and phrases.

For more information and to register go to: http://www.youngdance.org or email info@youngdance.org.

Contact: Jennifer Glaws, jennifer@youngdance.org

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16. OPEN CLASSES AT TU DANCE CENTER

TU Dance Center offers several classes for beginning, intermediate and advanced level.
Join us in our spacious studios!

Morning Open Classes (​August 18-22)

​​

Monday, 10:00-11:00am, GAGA people with Berit Ahlgren

Tuesday, 9:30-11:00am, Horton based Modern with Toni Pierce-Sands

Wednesday, 9:30-11:00am, Ballet with Laurel Keen

Thursday, 10:00-11:00am, Ballet with Abdo Sayegh

Friday, 9:30-11:00am, Modern with Erin Thompson

​Morning Open Classes (August 25-29)

​Monday, 9:00-11:00am, Ballet with Abdo Sayegh

Tuesday, 9:30-11:00am, Horton based Modern with Toni Pierce-Sands

Wednesday, 9:30-11:00am, Ballet with Laurel Keen

Thursday, 10:00-11:00am, Ballet with Abdo Sayegh

Friday, 9:30-11:00am, Modern with Erin Thompson ​

Evening open classes will resume on September 8, 2014.

For more information visit "Open Classes" at www.tudance.org.
Schedule is subject to change.

Cost:
$14/class, $120/10-class card.

TU Dance Center is located at 2121 University Avenue West, Saint Paul, Minnesota
55114. Find us on the north side of University Avenue, one block east of Vandalia, located directly behind Subway on the building's east side. (Free parking in the lot in front of TU Dance Center.)

Contact: Abdo Sayegh Rodriguez, abdo.sayegh@tudance.org

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17. TU DANCE CENTER 2014 FALL SESSION

Registration is open for the 13-week Pre-Professional and Junior & Teen Program. Classes start on Sept. 8, and run through Dec. 13.

The Pre-Professional Program is an intensive course of study integrating modern, ballet, African, and repertory work for students aged 12-23.

TU Dance Center's Junior & Teen Program introduces the joy of creative movement and beginning technique in a range of disciplines. This program is an excellent way to increase dance knowledge and provides a comprehensive base on which to expand. Classes, divided by age, support a student's development of body awareness, coordination, balance, flexibility, strength and musicality.

Please visit http://www,tudance.org for more information, or contact TU Dance Center at 612-605-1925 or education@tudance.org.

TU Dance Center is located at 2121 University Avenue West, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55114. Find us on the north side of University Avenue, one block east of Vandalia, located directly behind Subway on the building's east side. TU Dance Center is located on the Green Line -

Raymond Station, and offers free parking.

Contact: Abdo Sayegh Rodriguez, abdo.sayegh@tudance.org

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WORKSHOPS, MASTER CLASSES and INTENSIVES

18. ZENON DANCE SCHOOL'S FALL OPEN HOUSE- SEPT 6

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 6

10 AM - 4PM

Join us for a day of FREE sample classes to kick off FALL session at Zenon!

All Adult and Youth classes are taught at beginning level.

No pre-registration needed!

ADULT

10-11:00 am Afro-Modern with Roxane Wallace

11-12:00 pm Modern with Dustin Haug

12-1:00 pm Hip Hop with Stephanie Shapso

12-1:00 pm Inversion Dance with Jennifer Ilse

1-2:00 pm Jazz with TBA

1-2:00 pm Ballet with Marcia Keegan

2-3:00 pm Belly Dance with Stephanie Shapso

2-3:00 pm Hip Hop with Arturo Miles

3-4:00 pm Lyrical with Corrine Gray

3-4:00 pm House Dance with Arturo Miles

YOUTH

10-10:30 am
Creative Movement (ages 3-6) with Jesse Schmitz-Boyd

10:30-11 am
Hip Hop (ages 5-14) with Erin Sheppard

11-11:30 am
Jazz (ages 7-14) with Corrine Gray

11:30-12 pm
Ballet (ages 7-14) with Corrine Gray

TAKE ADVANTAGE OF SPECIAL DISCOUNTS AND ENTER TO WIN A FREE ENROLLMENT FOR

WINTER SESSION AT THE OPEN HOUSE!

Save $10 on enrollment or a 10-class card if you purchase at the Open House!

Zenon has an online class system! Make your profile today before the Open House!

Contact: Lauren Holmes, lauren@zenondance.org

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19. CONTACT IMPROVISATION WEEKLY SERIES

A project to stimulate knowledge and practice of CI in the local community.

Classes, workshops and talks to coincide with Composing Forward: The Art of Steve Paxton with Steve Paxton and Lisa Nelson at the Walker Art Center.

Mondays September 8- November 17th, 2014

Class 6-7.30pm $10-15 sliding scale

Open jam 7.30-9pm by donation

Class series + jam $100

The Cowles Center’s Target Education Studio at the Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts, downtown Minneapolis

Teachers include Rosy Simas, Taja Will, Jane Shockley, Kristin Van Loon, Morgan Thorson, Dustin Haug, Olive Bieringa, and Otto Ramstad

This weekly open level class will focus on how bodies move while in physical contact with each other while focusing on the physical laws that govern motion: mass, gravity, momentum and inertia. Contact improvisation trains the body in heightened sensory awareness, weight-bearing partnering skills and improvisation. As a social dance it defines and asserts boundaries of intimacy, trust and self. It is a physical practice in democracy that can be profoundly meditative and acrobatic in the same moment.
Beginners to advanced movers welcome.

Contact talks

A free monthly conversation series engaging in the history of contact improvisation in September, October and November with local, national and international guests

Contact: Olive Bieringa, olive@bodycartography.org

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20. CONTACT WORKSHOP WITH KAREN NELSON: THRU THE SKIN

November 22 + 23 from 10am - 4pm

The Cowles Center’s Target Education Studio at the Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts

Cost $150-250 sliding scale + early registration recommended

This open level contact improvisation workshop will explore inner and outer spirals following the many double helix structures found thru the body and with a partner. Tracking, blending and harmonizing Center, enhancing the activity of physical listening and choice, entering and exiting dances, seeing/being space, and allowing the body’s relationship with gravity to do the talking. Lots of “standing around”, small dance practice, as prelude and interlude to copious open dancing.

Karen Nelson brings Tuning Improvisation and Material for the Spine to her 35-year practice of Contact Improvisation dancing, performing and teaching.
Influenced as well by her studies in Aikido, Feldenkrais, Focusing , QiGong, NVC and meditation, she is compelled towards a holistic view of embodied dancing. She has collaborated on many projects including co-founding DanceAbility, Breitenbush Jam, Diverse Dance Research Retreat, and the performance group Image Lab.
She teaches group retreats and workshops, works one to one, and performs her solo and collaborative work at home (Vashon Island, WA) and abroad.

This programming is made possible by The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts, the BodyCartography Project, Hijack and the Walker Art Center

To register email wendyruble@gmail.com or call 651-699-4905

Full schedule at http://bodycartography.org/upcoming

Contact: Olive Bieringa, olive@bodycartography.org

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21. SUBBODY RESONANCE BUTOH WORKSHOP

8 Weeks Workshop with Gadu

Subbody Resonance Butoh Workshop is designed as a pre-requisite for Subbody Butoh Workshop in order to learn the basic conditioning methods and approach of Subbody Butoh Method.
The essence of Subbody Method is “Resonance.” As Taoist master Lao-tzu said “Tao can be told is not an eternal Tao,” Resonance is also indescribable. It can only be felt and experienced. Come and experience the power of Resonance!

Subbody Butoh Workshop is a group process and this workshop requires no previous dance experience.

Anyone who would like to explore his or her hidden creative potentials is welcome!

When:
Sunday 6 -9 pm
September 28

October 5, 12, 26

November 2, 9, 30

December 7

Where:
Heart of Tao Resonance Art, 2322 Garfield St. NE, Mpls 55418

Tuition:
$200 ($180 when you register by Sept 15, 2014)

To register and For more information about workshop, please contact Gadu at doushingadu@gmail.com or call 612-703-7501

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22. SEEKING YOUR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST

Embodied Arts: Tools for the Performing Artist will provide training for professional artists who utilize movement in their work and have a background exploring movement. The certification training will take place over the course of ten non-consecutive weekends in 2015, during which participants will refine their creative process and performance work.

Utilizing the somatic methods of Body-Mind Centering® (BMC) certified teachers Olive Bieringa and Otto Ramstad will lead an embodied approach to movement expression and creation. BMC utilizes experiential study through application of anatomical, physiological, and developmental principles in self-guided movement and sound explorations. It enables participants to experience in the present how an understanding of their evolutionary past directly influences their life, their professional practice, and in turn, their art.

Full details to be announced in October including possible fee subsidies. Please contact us to express interest in early registration. Space will be limited.

Email olive@bodycartography.org

Read more: http://bodycartography.org/upcoming/?event_id1=52

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23. ENGAGE: A BODY-MIND CENTERING® WORKSHOP

Oct 25 and 26

10-5pmStudio 206, Seward, Minneapolis

Cost $160-220 sliding scale

A Body-Mind Centering® workshop focused how we interact and engage with the world with certified teachers Otto Ramstad & Olive Bieringa. Together we will investigate the anatomy and embryological origins of our head, hands, feet, and their bones, muscles, ligaments, nerves and fluid content. We will also engage with our nervous system and sensory structures that offer us a relationship with the world with live in through kinesthesia, touch, taste, smell, hearing and vision.

To register please email olive@bodycartography.org

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24. SALSA CAFE ON SUNDAY NIGHTS

Salsa Café on the Veranda of Brit's Pub

Sunday, August 24th

Starts at 8pm

DJ | 21+ | $5 cover

1110 Nicollet Mall Minneapolis, MN

For more info regarding dining, drink specials, parking, etc please visit the following link:

https://www.facebook.com/events/1396213517267836/

Salsa Café's Labor Day Sunday Salsa Party

Sunday, August 31st

Starts at 8pm

DJ | 21+ | $5 cover

1110 Nicollet Mall Minneapolis, MN

For more info regarding dining, drink specials, parking, etc please visit the following link:

https://www.facebook.com/events/511467292316748/

Contact: Jairo Ramirez, salsacafe@outlook.com

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25. URBAN/LATIN FUSION WORKSHOP

Urban Fusion blends Latin and Hip hop flavors. A choreography based class, it is a combination of urban styles that allow dancers to add different elements to whatever style they do, focusing on rhythm, body movement, isolation, footwork and musicality. Come experience something new and have some fun! Please wear sneakers.

August 30th 2-3p.m.

711 West Lake Street, Suite 605

$12 pre-register (paypal)

http://thefreshfactorgc.com/p/store.html

$15 at the door (cash only)

Contact: Kasidy Moore, Kasidy@thefreshfactorgc.com

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AUDITIONS, JOBS and OPEN CALLS

26. VOLUNTEERS REQUESTED

Looking for two volunteers to be door attendees and audience assistance for Jennifer Arave's new work, Moon Walking the Dog, Thursday September 18th at Skewed Visions.
Please email, call or text Jennifer if interested.

Contact: Jennifer Arave, aravejl@yahoo.com / 612-432-1512

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27. JAZZ DANCE AUDITIONS!

COLLIDE is Casting 4-6 High School Dancers for Ensemble Roles in Class of ‘85. Dancers will have a professional performance opportunity, dance alongside reputable accomplished dancers, and have an opportunity to work on technical jazz dance and performance skills.

AGES 15-19….. advanced jazz dancers with excellent ballet technique.

Audition:

Saturday August 16 2:30pm

Studio 5B @ The Cowles Center

Rehearsals:

September 14, 21, 28

12:30-3:00 (subject to slight change and additions)

@ The Cowles Center Studio 5B

October 3, 2014 7:30-9:30 Tek Box @Cowles

October 4, 2014 5:00-9:00 TBD

Tech Week:

October 6, 7, 8, 5:00-10:00pm @ The Southern Theater

Performances:

Thursday October 9 7:30pm (Preview)

Friday October 10 7:30pm (Opening)

Saturday October 11 4:00pm

Saturday October 11 7:30pm

Sunday October 12 3:00pm

Thursday October 16 7:30pm

Friday October 17 7:30pm

Saturday October 19 4:00pm

Saturday October 19 7:30pm

Sunday October 20 3:00pm

This is an unpaid apprentice performance opportunity. Students WILL receive a Complimentary 10-Card Class Card to be used for COLLIDE’s weekly professional jazz dance classes and quarterly workshops.

Contact: Kim Brownell, auditions@collidetheatrical.org

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28. SEEKING EXTRAS FOR MUSIC VIDEO

This is last minute! Whiteout Media is in need of 16 extras for a music video!

ONLY requirement is that you be no taller than 5'10”. If you would like to be a part of something fun, please contact whiteoutmediacasting@gmail.com for additional details!

Saturday August 23

Start time: 9-9:30am (you will be needed for about 6 hours)

Contact: Shana Hoglund, shanahoglund@yahoo.com

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29. MINNESOTA DANCE ENSEMBLE AUDITIONS

Dancers ages 18+ are invited to audition for MDE's 12th season on Sunday, August 24, 4pm, at the St. Cloud Paramount Theatre. Prepare a two minute solo in the style of your choice and be ready to learn modern/jazz choreography. A resume with your dance training and performance experience is required. Dancers will interview with the directors.

Answers to frequently asked questions are available at

minnesotadanceensemble.com/auditions

Questions? Contact Artistic Director Cat Barnes at 320-266-8170 or

artisticdirector@minnesotadanceensemble.com

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30. LOOKING FOR CONTEMPORARY/MODERN DANCERS

Modern dance company Bodhisattva Soyuz is looking for dancers with intermediate level contemporary/modern dance training for a performance at 9x22 November 26. If interested please email days and times available to rehearse.

Contact: Prem Govindaswamy, bodhisattvasoyuz@gmail.com

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SERVICES and SPECIAL OFFERS FOR DANCERS

31. TU DANCE CENTER STUDIO AVAILABLE FOR RENT

TU Dance Center is offering its spacious dance studio for rent when available.

TU Dance Center has a 33x56 feet dance studio with sprung floor and marley-type surface, fixed and portable barres, mirrors, grand piano, sound equipment, high ceilings and natural light.
The Center also features an air conditioned green room, kitchenette and dressing room, and free off-street parking.

TU Dance Center is convenient to both Minneapolis and St. Paul from I-94/Vandalia exit.
Find us on the north side of University Avenue, one block east of Vandalia, located directly behind Subway on the building's east side:
2121 University Avenue West, St. Paul, 55114.

Please email abdo.sayegh@tudance.org for rates and more information.

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32. REHEARSAL/CLASS SPACE AVAILABLE IN SOUTH MINNEAPOLIS

GREAT location at 3010 Minnehaha Ave, Minneapolis. Jawaahir Dance Company studio at the corner of Minnehaha and Lake behind Patrick’s Cabaret. Over 2000 square feet with windows, 2 mirrored walls, and a sprung hardwood floor. Off-street parking and bike rack. Only 2 blocks from the Lake Street / Midtown light rail station, and on the 7, 21, 27, and 53 bus routes. Fully handicapped accessible.

Visit our website at http://jawaahir.org/SpaceRental.htm for photo and more

information.

Email Eileen Goren at genmanager@jawaahir.org or call 612-872-6050 for pricing and

availability.

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33. REHEARSAL/CLASS SPACE AVAILABLE IN BLOOMINGTON

Bloomington location at 9050 Lyndale Ave in the lower level of the Great Bear Shopping Center. Bright space of 900 square feet with one full mirrored wall and one partial. Double ballet barres. Small sitting area.

Visit our website at http://jawaahir.org/SpaceRental.htm for photo and more information.

Email Eileen Goren at genmanager@jawaahir.org or call 612-872-6050 for pricing and

availability.

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34. COWLES CENTER TICKETING UPDATES

COWLES CLUB - A GREAT WAY TO SAVE!

Join The Cowles Club! With this $50 membership, you get 20% off all tickets purchased, 2 free guest passes for the 14/15 season, 10% off at Mason’s Restaurant and Barre, $5 parking to all events, $1 off adult beverages at concessions, and early ticket buying to special events.
I know, these deals are outrageously awesome, and if you break it down, you would be saving money after your second show! Sign up here:
http://www.thecowlescenter.org/member

TWO WAYS TO BUY TICKETS!

You spoke, we listened. We are committed to providing the highest level of customer service, so we have added two new easy ways to purchase tickets—with an app and on Facebook.

App

Visit your Playstore, search and download the app Walletini. Once it is downloaded, you can search locally for our listing of performances and purchase directly from your phone or tablet.

Facebook

Visit our Facebook page, click on the tab Get Tickets. You will see all of our performances under the tab and you can simply purchase tickets.

As always, you can call our friendly box office at 612.206.3600 or visit us online at thecowlescenter.org.

Visit our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/thecowlescenter

Download Walletini https://www.walletini.com

The Cowles Center website http://www.thecowlescenter.org

Contact: Mark Radcliffe, mradcliffe@thecowlescenter.org

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DANCE WRITING, REVIEWS and PODCASTS

35. NEW YORK TIMES REVIEWS RAGAMALA DANCE COMPANY

New York Times calls Song of the Jasmine "soulful, imaginative and rhythmically contagious."

Ragamala Dance Company

Song of the Jasmine

Aparna Ramaswamy, Ranee Ramaswamy, Rudresh Mahanthappa, Creators

Full review of Song of the Jasmine at Lincoln Center Out of Doors:

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/09/arts/dance/ragamala-dance-outdoors-at-lincoln-center.html?_r=1

http://www.ragamaladance.org/

Contact: Elise Erickson, admin@ragamala.net

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36. NEWEST WRITING ON CRITICISM EXCHANGE

From the past week:

Charles Campbell writes on Mad King Thomas/Justin Maxwell’s The Weather Is Always Perfect

For lots more dance writing, visit http://criticismexchange.wordpress.com/

Contact: Emily Gastineau, emily.gastineau@gmail.com

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OTHER DANCE NEWS

37. MINNESOTA PLAYLIST RELAUNCH AND EXPANSION

Be the first to see the new design of MinnesotaPlaylist.com and hear about the upcoming relaunch and expansion. Learn how you can use the website to your advantage as an artist, or a company. And/or find out how you can get your writing on the site. In fact, this is a great opportunity to ask whatever questions you want to ask and tell us how we can cover dance better.

September 1 from 4-6 at HUGE Theater (3037 Lyndale Avenue South, MPLS) RSVP Here: http://bit.ly/1t1vDXQ

Contact: Alan Berks, alan@minnesotaplaylist.com

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38. THE SAGE AWARDS FOR DANCE NEEDS YOUR DANCE FOOTAGE FOR ITS ANNUAL YEAR-IN-REVIEW VIDEO

The Sage Awards for Dance needs your dance footage for its annual Year-In-Review video that will precede the 2014 awards ceremony at the Cowles Center for the Performing Arts on Tuesday Oct. 14, 2014.

With the dance community's participation, we have been able to compile about 15 minutes of videos from performances that took place during the 12 months prior. We are excited to see what this year's batch of videos will showcase.

Please send 20-30 seconds of dance video by making it downloadable from Dropbox, Google Drive or Vimeo. The email with the download link should be sent to sageawardsvideos@gmail.com. This email should also include: what dance company, choreographer or performer is this representing, when and where was the performance and who did the music.

Video files should be can be .avi, .mov or .mp4 file, NTSC format, and 16:9 aspect ratio. It can be an edited clip or just a straight excerpt. Footage can be standard or high definition.

There should be no transitions leading in or out of the clip. Within the clip, use a dissolve between segments.

Include stereo sound, though it might not be used.

Footage that is wide-angled, shot from the back of the room with no panning is not recommended. Please choose footage that highlights the performers and is a medium shot. Closeups and cross-shots are appreciated for diversity.

DEADLINE: September 15th

More info: http://www.sageawards.org/video-submissions-for-the-sage-awards/

Contact: Dana Kassel, sageawardsvideos@gmail.com

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Dance Community News - August 13, 2014

In This Issue.

PERFORMANCES and EVENTS

1. RHYTHMICALLY SPEAKING 2014 OPENS TOMORROW! - AUGUST 14-16

2. ORBITREEUM: MOTIONART AT THE MN LANDSCAPE ARBORETUM - AUGUST 16-17

3. GOLDEN BOYS THE MUSICAL - AUGUST 22-24

4. CONTEMPO PHYSICAL DANCE 50+ PROJECT PERFORMANCES - AUGUST 22-24

5. SAFE AS HOUSES - SEPTEMBER 4-6

6. KATHA DANCE THEATRE PRESENTS LIVING LEGEND OF KATHAK DANCE, PANDIT BIRJU MAHARAJ - SEPTEMBER 5

7. ANANYA DANCE THEATRE 10TH ANNIVERSARY PERFORMANCES - SEPTEMBER 18-20

ONGOING CLASSES

8. REGISTRATION AND OPEN HOUSE AT PAS DE DEUX DANCE STUDIO

9. ZORONGO FLAMENCO FALL CLASSES

10. ANDA FLAMENCO FALL SESSION 2014 BEGINS AUGUST 27TH - CLASSES FOR CHILDREN AND ADULTS

11. ADULT INTEGRATED FOCUS I

12. OPEN CLASSES WITH CONTEMPO PHYSICAL DANCE

WORKSHOPS, MASTER CLASSES and INTENSIVES

13. TU DANCE CENTER OPEN HOUSE - AUGUST 16

14. ANANYA DANCE THEATRE • AUDIENCE EMPOWERMENT WORKSHOP

15. WORKSHOPS WITH KATHAK MASTER PANDIT BIRJU MAHARAJ & COMPANY

16. INTEGRATIVE BODY MOVEMENT WORKSHOP

17. MINNESOTA DANCE MEDICINE FOUNDATION ANNUAL CONFERENCE

18. WORKSHOPS WITH MCKNIGHT INTERNATIONAL ARTIST OSNEL DELGADO

19. HANDSTANDS AND PARTNERING WORKSHOP

AUDITIONS, JOBS and OPEN CALLS

20. NUTCRACKER ROLES AVAILABLE

21. ALLEGRO SCHOOL OF DANCE & MUSIC HIRING TEACHERS

22. OPEN AUDITION FOR MEN AND WOMEN - AUGUST 24TH

GRANTS, FELLOWSHIPS, and SCHOLARSHIPS

23. BALLET SCHOLARSHIPS AND DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE

24. CAREER TRANSITION FOR DANCERS GRANT

25. MONDAY NIGHT GRANT CIRCLE

26. MCKNIGHT FELLOWSHIPS FOR CHOREOGRAPHERS AND DANCERS - INTENT TO APPLY

SERVICES and SPECIAL OFFERS FOR DANCERS

27. PERFORMANCE PHOTOGRAPHER AVAILABLE

28. BEAUTIFUL STUDIO FOR RENT IN THE IVY BUILDING FOR THE ARTS

29. STUDIO AVAILABLE IN NORTHEAST MINNEAPOLIS

30. FREE COUNSELING WITH CAREER TRANSITION FOR DANCERS

31. REHEARSAL/CLASS SPACE AVAILABLE IN SOUTH MINNEAPOLIS

32. REHEARSAL/CLASS SPACE AVAILABLE IN BLOOMINGTON

DANCE WRITING, REVIEWS and PODCASTS

33. NEWEST WRITING ON CRITICISM EXCHANGE

OTHER DANCE NEWS

34. THE SAGE AWARDS FOR DANCE NEEDS YOUR DANCE FOOTAGE FOR ITS ANNUAL YEAR-IN-REVIEW VIDEO


PERFORMANCES and EVENTS

1. RHYTHMICALLY SPEAKING 2014 OPENS TOMORROW! - AUGUST 14-16

Take a short four day rest from live performance after Fringing, then get back on the saddle for Rhythmically Speaking! Running August 14-16 at the Southern Theater, seven dynamic choreographers will offer the community seven different ideas for synthesizing many styles of complicated rhythm into dance. 2014 choreographers:

Michele Dunleavy (guest from PA)

Karla Grotting

Bboy J-Sun

Erinn Liebhard

Christine Maginnis

Joanne Spencer

Voice of Culture Drum and Dance

Tickets and Info: www.rhythmicallyspeakingdance.org

To further support the production: visit our Kickstarter!

Contact: Erinn Liebhard, Artistic Director - info@rhythmicallyspeakingdance.org

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2. ORBITREEUM: MOTIONART AT THE MN LANDSCAPE ARBORETUM - AUGUST 16-17

Saturday, August 16, 11:00am & 12:00noon

Sunday, August 17, 1:00pm & 2:00pm

Location: MN Landscape Arboretum, 3675 Arboretum Drive, Chaska, MN 55318

A magical, musical, mad-cap dance with 12 distinctively dynamic dancers in a magnificent, outdoor setting at the Arboretum's High Point. This fascinating, site-specific work explores nature's beauty, human quirkiness and rhythmic comedy.

Choreography: Pam Gleason and Diane Moncrieff

Dancers: John Agurkis, Mary Bock, Sydney Enzler, Pam Gleason, Yumi Inomata, Kim Lewis, Diane Moncrieff, Amy Olson, Sharon Picasso, Kristine Spangard, Rebecca Tanner, Jen Warg

Orbitreeum takes place during the Arboretum's second annual Art Crawl Through the Gardens.

The entrance fee for the Arboretum is $14 and includes performances of Orbitreeum.

For more info or to become a backer of Orbitreeum, see our Kickstarter page:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/motionart/orbitreeum-motionart-at-the-mn-landscape-arboretum

Contacts:

Diane Moncrieff (763)221-6675 diwebbmo@gmail.com

Pam Gleason (612)990-6019 pamgleason@msn.com

info@motionartmn.org

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3. GOLDEN BOYS THE MUSICAL - AUGUST 22-24

The world premiere of Golden Boys the Musical is rapidly approaching.

A new, high-energy musical, Golden Boys tells the story of one of the nation’s first racially integrated army units -- a musical theater troupe. The show by New York artist Horace Turnbull is brought to life by Artistic Director Kim Martinez of Out on a Limb Dance Company, with choreography by Jimmy Peters, an emerging choreographer with credits that include The Tapping Dads for America's Got Talent (http://www.jimmyapeters.com/). Under their collaborative direction, this intriguing new musical will be presented at the Lab Theater August 22nd-24th.

August 22nd 7:30pm, post-show reception

August 23rd 7:30pm

August
24th 2:00pm

Visit www.goldenboysthemusical.com to find out who is in the cast, the story behind the creation of the musical, and more.

Contact: Jeremy Bensussan, bens0399@gmail.com

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4. CONTEMPO PHYSICAL DANCE 50+ PROJECT PERFORMANCES - AUGUST 22-24

Contempo Physical Dance presents the world premiere of Seca, an original choreographic work by Marciano Silva dos Santos, as part of the company's first 50+ project for dancers fifty and over. Featuring performances by Kathryn Anderson, Robert Borman, Patricia Brown, Michele Costello, Susan Esther Ouray, Becky Heist, Jim Lieberthal and Lori Mercil, the work fuses Afro-Brazilian dance, capoeira and contemporary dance.

Friday, August 22 at 8:00 p.m.

Saturday, August 23 at 8:00 p.m.

Sunday, August 24 at 2:00 p.m.

Join us for a discussion with the artists following the performance.

Tickets:

$10 General Admission

$5 Adults 50+

$5 Children

Tickets:

http://contempo50.brownpapertickets.com

JSB TEKBOX at The Cowles Center

528 Hennepin Ave. (2nd Floor)

Minneapolis, MN 55403

Questions? Contact us at 612-619-4116 or contempophysicaldance@gmail.com

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

Contact: Jenny Pennaz, contempophysicaldance@gmail.com

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5. SAFE AS HOUSES - SEPTEMBER 4-6

Safe As Houses is a new project from artist and composer Chris Strouth, Paris1919, the choreography of Deborah Jinza Thayer/Movement Architecture, over 40 musicians, dancers, artists and craftspeople - including Non Edwards, Margaret Johnson, Missa Kes, Evy Muench, Sharon Picasso & Taylor Shevey. An immersive multimedia music and installation event.

Safe as Houses examines the transitory nature of contemporary life & explores the question of personal and economic safety: What does safety look like when everything is in a rapid state of flux, and the truths that used to be self-evident are blurred by information and fogged by nostalgia?

What does safety actually mean? Can we ever really find it?

Safe As Houses

New Century Theater, September 4-6, 2014.

Purchase tix =

http://www.hennepintheatretrust.org/events/chris-strouths-safe-houses-tickets-new-century-theatre-minneapolis-mn-2014

Kickstarter = https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1068191551/safe-as-houses

Contact: Sharon Picasso, spicasso1@gmail.com

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6. KATHA DANCE THEATRE PRESENTS LIVING LEGEND OF KATHAK DANCE, PANDIT BIRJU MAHARAJ - SEPTEMBER 5

Katha Dance Theatre in association with the Indian Music Society of Minnesota present

Bhav Batana - Vocal concert with art of expression by living legend of Kathak dance, Pandit Birju Maharaj

“Togetherness of music and dance, Birju Maharaj’s singing, along with interpretative genius, showed how the smallest gesture or glance can say so much, and how the gestures at fractional points between tala beats give a punctuating thrust to communication. … Everything was just a suggestive hint, and all done seated in the same place.”

- The Hindu

Through emotive singing, facial expression, hand gestures, intonation and expression, Pandit Birju Maharaj, will be expressing the feelings of the song and the emotions of the character. Chandrachur Bhattacharjee will accompany Maharaj in sitar; Utpal Ghoshal in Tabla and world-renowned dancer and senior disciple of Pandit Birju Maharaj, Saswati Sen will act as a narrator.

Friday, September 5, 2014 at 7 pm

Dr. V Premanand Theater & Concert Hall

Normandale Community College

9700 France Ave S, Bloomington, MN 55431

Tickets: $25 - $18

Tickets at http://www.kathadance/Birju

Contact KDT: info@kathadance.org; 763-533-0756

“Mr. Maharaj, seated with the musicians, singing songs, doubling the melody on harmonium and acting out the lyrics with his upper body. It was easy to believe he could go on forever.”

- New York Times

This presentation is supported by the Arts Midwest Touring Fund, a program of Arts Midwest that is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional contributions from Minnesota State Arts Board and General Mills Foundation.

Contact: Rita Mustaphi, Info@kathadance.org

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7. ANANYA DANCE THEATRE 10TH ANNIVERSARY PERFORMANCES - SEPTEMBER 18-20

The Cowles Center for Dance • Thu-Sat • Sept. 18-20 • 8pm

528 Hennepin Av, Minneapolis

Post-performance talk Fri, Sept. 19

To kick off its 10th anniversary season, Ananya Dance Theatre will present Neel: Blutopias of Radical Dreaming, a multi-disciplinary immersion in the work and world of women’s dreams. This world premiere launches a multi-year series of full-length dances exploring the kinds of work that women around the world do to sustain their communities.

Neel layers concepts and choreography by Ananya Chatterjea and conceptual behavioral artist Marcus Young, performance by 10 ADT dancers and guest artist Shá Cage, composition by Greg Schutte, thematic text by Sharon Bridgforth, vocalizations by Chastity Brown, Mankwe Ndosi and Pooja Goswami, multi-lingual poetry recited by the dancers, set and costume design by Annie Katsura Rollins and lighting by Jesse Cogswell.

Tickets: $20-$30. Senior, student and group discounts available. $10 student rush day of performance. Online at http://www.cowlescenter.org or call Cowles Center Box Office, 612-206-3600.

Ananya Dance Theatre is supported by ArtsLab, a program of Arts Midwest. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through grants from the Minnesota State Arts Board and the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund. This activity is funded, in part, by an appropriation from the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the State’s general fund. Neel is supported by a Challenge America grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Contact: Gary Peterson, gary.peterson@ananyadancetheatre.org

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ONGOING CLASSES

8. REGISTRATION AND OPEN HOUSE AT PAS DE DEUX DANCE STUDIO

Saturday, August 16, 12:30 - 2:00 pm

1899 Larpenteur Avenue West, St Paul (corner of Larpenteur and Tatum near the State Fair Grounds)

Register for fall classes and participate in our special one day only events:

*Nutcracker Sale: Gently used dance clothes and other dance items with proceeds to benefit our upcoming production of the Nutcracker.

*Design your own skirt event: Dancers will have the opportunity to choose their own fabric and ribbon to have a one of a kind ballet skirt created for them.

*Enter our drawing: Dancers who attend registration and pay in full for the first trimester will be entered in a drawing for a special ballet related prize.

Spaces are still available in many of our classes, with offerings available for ages 3 through adult, including adult beginners.
See our website

http://www.pasdedeuxdance.com for a complete list of classes and the 2014 - 2015 dance schedule.
All classes are based on the Cecchetti Method of Classical Ballet.

Contact: Miss Zachari, studio@pasdedeuxdance.com

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9. ZORONGO FLAMENCO FALL CLASSES

Please join us in the fall for some Flamenco! Zorongo Flamenco Dance Theatre & School now has their Fall Class Schedule available on their Facebook page. It will also be uploaded to their website soon.

Flamenco is tons of fun and is great for one's body, mind, and spirit.

Hope to see you this fall!
Ole!

Contact: Lorene Bruns, zorongoflamenco@gmail.com

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10. ANDA FLAMENCO FALL SESSION 2014 BEGINS AUGUST 27TH - CLASSES FOR CHILDREN AND ADULTS

Monday Classes: August 25 to October 14

Beginning 2 Choreography: Tieintos
5:30-6:30 PM

($20 drop-in; $102 per six-class card)

Intro Class
6:30-7:30 PM
($20 drop-in; $102 per six-class card)

Sevillanas for all levels mini-workshop
7:30-8:30 PM

September 8 to October 13 - NO CLASS SEPT 15

($50 prepay/$75 couple prepay;
$13.50 drop-in/$22.50 couple drop-in)

Wednesday Classes: August 27 to October 15

Intro and Beginning 1 (Class held @ Kristina’s home studio; no guitar)

10:00-11:00 AM
($20 drop-in only)

Intermediate 1 and 2 Choreography: Caracoles

6:00-7:00 PM
($20 drop-in; $102 per six-class card)

Saturday Classes: August 30 to October 18

Beginning 2 and Intermediate 1 Repertory: Sevillanas w/Manton

11:00 AM-12:00 NOON
($20 drop-in; $102 per six-class card)

Intermediate 2 and Advanced Choreography: Seguiriyas
12:00 NOON-1:00 PM

($20 drop-in; $102 per six-class card)

Begins Sept 6: Children 4: Choreography (no guitar)
1:15-2:00 PM

($70 prepay session; no drop-in))

Begins Sept 6: Children 3: Intro to Choreography (no guitar)
2-2:30 PM

($56 prepay session; no drop-in pricing)

Begins Sept.6: Children 2: Beginning Technique
2:30-3:00 PM

($56 prepay; no drop-in)

Begins Sept 6: Children1: Learning to Learn Dance
3:00-3:30 PM

($56 prepay; no drop-in)

Contact: Maria Mancuso, mancu001@umn.edu

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11. ADULT INTEGRATED FOCUS I

Expressive Movements is pleased to present the following class offering for Fall 2014:

Adult Integrated Focus I

Thursdays | Sept 4 to Nov 20 | 7:30-9pm

Cowles Center, Room 2b

528 Hennepin Ave | Downtown Minneapolis

$10 per week or $100 for 12 weeks

Dance for all ability levels: Bringing adults of all abilities together to perform dance, be social, and make an impression.

Class offers dancers an opportunity to learn more about dance and adapt to it. Learning about your body and what it takes to make movements into an art form. Create integrative dance and focus on improvisational dance. Learn new ways to adapt movement and turn it into dance.

Expressive Movements

2226 Oregon Court. St. Louis Park, MN
55426 | 952-807-3115

Mike Cohn | Executive Director | emdancemike@gmail.com

Dan Sedgeman | Marketing and Development | emdancedan@gmail.com

facebook.com/expressive.movements.mpls

Contact: Dan Sedgeman, emdancedan@gmail.com

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12. OPEN CLASSES WITH CONTEMPO PHYSICAL DANCE

Join Contempo Physical Dance for invigorating open classes this summer and enjoy the company’s dynamic fusion of Afro-Brazilian Contemporary Dance, based on Marciano Silva dos Santos personal movement research.

Wednesdays 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. at The Cowles Center

528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403

Classes goes through August 13th, 2014.

Studio 7A in August

$10 per class. All ages and ability levels are welcome.

Classes are FREE for those 50 years old and older in celebration of the new work that will premiere at the TEK Box August 22-24, 2014, featuring a cast over the age of fifty.

Questions? Please contact us at contempophysicaldance@gmail.com or

612-619-4116.

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

Contact: Jenny Pennaz, contempophysicaldance@gmail.com

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WORKSHOPS, MASTER CLASSES and INTENSIVES

13. TU DANCE CENTER OPEN HOUSE - AUGUST 16

Join us at TU Dance Center for an open house to learn about the center's upcoming fall programs, including Junior & Teen and Pre-Professional programs as well as Open Classes.
Try out free sample classes for children, teens and adults. Registration will be open and the teaching artists and staff will be on hand to answer your questions.

August 16, 10:00am - 2:00pm, Open House

11:30am-12:00pm, Open Junior Class (7-12 y.o.)

12:00-12:30pm, Open Teen/Adult Movement Class (13+)

12:30-1:30pm, Summer Intensive Student Showcase

TU Dance Center is located at 2121 University Avenue West, Saint Paul, Minnesota
55114. Find us on the north side of University Avenue, one block east of Vandalia, located directly behind Subway on the building's east side.

Contact: Abdo Sayegh Rodriguez, abdo.sayegh@tudance.org

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14. ANANYA DANCE THEATRE • AUDIENCE EMPOWERMENT WORKSHOP

Wed • Aug. 13 • 6:30pm-8pm • Free, open to public

Barbara Barker Center for Dance, 500 21st Av S, Minneapolis

Learn how to find an abstract, metaphoric narrative in contemporary Indian dance and learn about the creative process of ADT's 2014 production,

Neel:Blutopias of Radical Dreaming, a multi-disciplinary immersion in the work and world of women’s dreams.

Neel, meaning blue in Artistic Director Ananya Chatterjea’s native language Bangla, evokes the “blues” experiences of past pain and loss. Duke Ellington’s term Blutopia, the name for a short piece he made and recorded in 1944, conjures an epic imaginative leap in this piece. Neel is based on the conviction that some of the most powerful dreaming comes from

marginalized peoples, individuals whose desire for transformation cannot be suppressed.

ADT will present Neel at The Cowles Center for Dance, Sept. 18-20, during the Midwest Arts Conference in Minneapolis.

Ananya Dance Theatre is supported by ArtsLab, a program of Arts Midwest. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through grants from the Minnesota State Arts Board and the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund. This activity is funded, in part, by an appropriation from the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the State’s general fund. Neel is supported by a Challenge America grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Contact: Gary Peterson, gary.peterson@ananyadancetheatre.org

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15. WORKSHOPS WITH KATHAK MASTER PANDIT BIRJU MAHARAJ & COMPANY

Katha Dance Theatre offers special workshops on Kathak dance conducted by legendary Kathak master Pandit Birju Maharaj & Company from New Delhi, India

Join a three-day workshop on Kathak dance of North India by world-renowned legendary Kathak master from New Delhi, India, Pandit Birju Maharaj. His senior disciple Ms. Saswati Sen will assist him. Chandrachur Bhattacharjee will provide live music in sitar; and Utpal Ghoshal will provide rhythm in Tabla drums. Learn the art of storytelling through rhythm, interpretive gestures and expression.
Education in Indian dance history, philosophy, Kathak dance technique, and improvisation will be taught.

Day and Dates: Tuesday through Thursday, September 2 - 4, 2014

Location: Crystal Community Center

4800 Douglas Drive North. Crystal, MN 55429

The time: 6:30 - 7:30 pm: Youth & adult, Beginner

7:30 - 8:30 pm: Youth & adult Intermediate

Tuition: $100 (Three 1-hr. classes)

Note: Attendance on drop-in basis is strongly discouraged.

Tuition is due by August 25. A late fee of $10 will be charged after this date.

For registration please email Katha Dance Theatre at Info@kathadance.org or call 763-533-0756

This activity is supported by the Arts Midwest Touring Fund, a program of Arts Midwest that is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional contributions from Minnesota State Arts Board and General Mills Foundation.

Contact: Rita Mustaphi, Info@kathadance.org

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16. INTEGRATIVE BODY MOVEMENT WORKSHOP

Expressive Movements is pleased to present:

Integrative Body Movement Workshop

TEK Box | Sunday, August 17 | 3-5pm

528 Hennepin Ave | Downtown Minneapolis

Free and open to the public

Come watch the debut performance of Expressive Movements and learn more about integrative dance and dance for all ability levels. Join us afterwards for brats and refreshments at Station 38 Apartments in the community room on the 2nd floor (3725 29th Ave S, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55406). Contributions towards the future of Expressive Movements will be appreciated. For more information, visit us at facebook.com/expressive.movements.mpls.

Contact: Dan Sedgeman, emdancedan@gmail.com

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17. MINNESOTA DANCE MEDICINE FOUNDATION ANNUAL CONFERENCE

Join us September 6, 2014

This half day conference is designed for dancers, dance educators and dance parents.

Register through Eventbright (link on the website

http://www.mndancemed.org/education-events/mdmf-annual-conference/)

7:15-8:00am Registration and Breakfast

8:00-8:15am Introduction

Dr. Brad Moser

8:15-9:00am Dance, Dance, Dance… and Injuries to Prevent!

Dr. Brad Moser

9:00-9:40am Breakout #1

Anatomy for the Dancer- Sarah Petrich, DPT

Muscle Function: What Every Dancer Should Know- Jonathan Reynolds, PhD, PT

Muscle Release- Megin Sabo John, DPT *please bring a foam roller to participate

9:50-10:30am Breakout #2

Injury Prevention and Management for the Irish Dancer- Betsy Hines, DPT

Improving Jump Performance and Control- Maryann Johnson, PT

Muscle Release- Megin Sabo John, DPT *please bring a foam roller to participate

10:30-10:45am Snack

10:45- 11:25am Breakout #3

Dance Team Injury Prevention and Optimal Performance- Meredith Butulis, DPT and Rhondi Miller, PT

Improving Jump Performance and Control- Maryann Johnson, PT

Muscle Function: What Every Dancer Should Know- Jonathan Reynolds, PhD, PT

11:35am- 12:00pm Pelvic Floor Control for Improved Performance

Heather Englebert, MPT

12:00-12:45pm Keynote Presentation

James Sewell of the James Sewell Ballet

12:45-1:00pm Closing

Contact: Megin John, megin@mndancemed.org

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18. WORKSHOPS WITH MCKNIGHT INTERNATIONAL ARTIST OSNEL DELGADO

During his Minneapolis residency August 17-31, Osnel Delgado will create a new work for Zenon Dance Company and teach FREE classes at both the Zenon Dance School and Northrop. Delgado’s classes will focus on the Cuban technique of modern dance - a dense and unique blend of North American modern dance patterns and Afro Cuban dance elements and movement modes.

Additionally, two community classes are being offered from Minneapolis-based, Cuban-born dancers René Thompson and Chini Perez at Zenon Dance Studio.

FREE RESIDENCY EVENTS:

*Most open classes include live drumming

* ZDS = Zenon Dance Studio

Free Community Class with René Thompson

Wed, Aug 20, 5:30 – 7:00 pm

ZDS

Free Advanced Class

Thu, Aug 21, 9:30 – 11am

ZDS

Free Intermediate/Advanced Community Class with Osnel Delgado

Fri, Aug 22, 9:30 – 10:45 am

Northrop

Free Intermediate/Advanced Community Class with Osnel Delgado

Copresented with the Institute for Advanced Study

Sat, Aug 23, 9:30 – 11:00 am

Northrop

Talk: “Baseball and Dance in Cuba” by Fernando Saez

Copresented with the Institute for Advanced Study

Sat, Aug 23, 11:30 – 1:00 pm

Best Buy Theater, Northrop

Free Intermediate/Advanced Community Class with Osnel Delgado

Mon, Aug 25, 9:30 – 11:00 am

Northrop

Free Advanced Community Class with Osnel Delgado

Tue, Aug 26, 9:30 – 11:00 am

ZDS

Free Community Class with Chini Perez

Wed, Aug 27, 5:30 – 7:00 pm

ZDS

Residency Showing/Open Rehearsal

Fri, Aug 29, 12:00 – 1:00 pm

ZDS

Contact: Natalie Wilson, wils1509@umn.edu

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19. HANDSTANDS AND PARTNERING WORKSHOP

Handstands! As dancers, yogis, etc. we all secretly want to be able to do them really well.
It's in our modern dance nature!

What else is offered? Acro-balancing and partnering! Want to take your partnering skills a step further? Come learn them in a master circus/dance workshop from Sun Yanhong at ExperTease Fitness (formerly known as Burlesque Minnesota).

When: Monday Aug. 18 from 7pm-9pm for handstands, Tuesday Aug. 19 from 7pm-9pm for acro-balancing/partnering

Cost: $35/one class or $60/both (pre-registration required) or $40/each at the door

Contact for reservations: Cade Holmseth 612-269-2207, cade@2defygravity.com

Limited availability so don't wait to register!

Your hosts: Cade Holmseth and Marissa Dorschner of 2 Defy Gravity are hosting the workshop with Cirque du Soleil performer Sun Yanhong.

www.2defygravity.com

Sun's bio: Sun Yanhong was born in China where she started her circus training at the age of 4. She has won national gold medals in acrobatics/gymnastics as well as in teeterboard.

She went on to perform with Cirque du Soleil in Dralion for 18 months.

After Dralion, she started coaching around the world and brought a Swedish triple trapeze team to win a gold medal.

In 2004, she started coaching full time at circus Juventas where she has been based since then. She still likes to travel and do workshops and perform.

More info:

https://www.facebook.com/events/667620736659479/667649473323272/?notif_t=plan_mall_activity

Contact: Cade Holmseth, 612-269-2207

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AUDITIONS, JOBS and OPEN CALLS

20. NUTCRACKER ROLES AVAILABLE

Pas de Deux Dance Studio is looking for dancers to fill the following roles:

Party Adults: any genre of previous dance experience, rehearsals begin in September

Soloists: dancers with pointe experience for Reed Pipes and Spain, dancer with ballet experience (no pointe needed) for Russia, rehearsals begin immediately upon casting

Snowflake: one dancer with ballet experience (no pointe necessary), rehearsals begin immediately

Nutcracker Understudy: rehearsals begin immediately, dancer will also be cast as either Russia or a Party Adult

Teens and Adults welcome to audition for all parts.
There will be a mandatory tech rehearsal on Friday, November 21.
Performances will be on Saturday, November 22.

Please see our website for complete details http://www.pasdedeuxdance.com or contact the studio.

Contact: Miss Zachari, studio@pasdedeuxdance.com

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21. ALLEGRO SCHOOL OF DANCE & MUSIC HIRING TEACHERS

Allegro School of Dance & Music of Rochester, Minnesota has select openings for teachers for the 2014-15 season.

Motivated, versatile, collaborative, progressive and creative individuals are being hired to further the mission of our studio.

Celebrating 25 years of excellence in the arts,
Allegro School of Dance & Music combines tradition with innovation. Excellent faculty and student culture in state of the art studios make this environment an incredible employment opportunity.

Persons with dance degrees and/or teaching experience will be considered. Seeking a ballet teacher for intermediate/advanced ballet and pointe and teachers for other genres of dance.

It's not too late , take action today to join our faculty!

Janet Johnson 507.269.3156
Resume to:
AllegroDanceMusic@gmail.com

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22. OPEN AUDITION FOR MEN AND WOMEN - AUGUST 24TH

Alternative Motion Project (AMP) is holding an audition for both men and women for its 4th Season at The LAB Theater March 27-29, 2015. Rehearsals to start in mid-September.

Candidates should have strong ballet and modern backgrounds; training in other dance forms also a plus. Please RSVP by August 22nd as well as direct questions to alternativemotionproject@gmail.com.

Alternative Motion Project (AMP) is a professional modern dance company striving to create accessible, entertaining, and meaningful dance work throughout the Twin Cities Area.

AUDITION DETAILS:

Sunday, August 24th, 2014

3:00-5:00pm

Studio 2B in the Cowles Center for Dance and Performing Arts.

528 Hennepin Ave. Minneapolis, MN

Bring a headshot, resume, and availability to the audition.

For more information on AMP, visit www.alternativemotionproject.com.

Co-Founders: Kristin Howe and Joanna Lees

Alternative Motion Project

Move BIG.

Contact: Joanna Lees, alternativemotionproject@gmail.com

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GRANTS, FELLOWSHIPS, and SCHOLARSHIPS

23. BALLET SCHOLARSHIPS AND DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE

Pas de Deux Dance Studio offers a variety of scholarships and discounts for interested dancers:

* New to Pas de Deux Scholarship: available to one female dancer with previous experience who joins Pas de Deux Dance Studio for the 2014-2015 dance year.

* Discounted and Free classes for boys age 14 - 21 (participation in the Spring Recital and/or Nutcracker required for free classes), no previous ballet experience required

* Scholarships for boys age 11 - 13 and 22+ with previous ballet experience

* College discount: discount for dancers with previous ballet experience who are currently attending a Twin Cities college or university

Contact the studio to learn more!

Contact: Miss Zachari, studio@pasdedeuxdance.com

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24. CAREER TRANSITION FOR DANCERS GRANT

I wanted to give you the heads-up about Career Transition For Dancers’ next grant application deadline: September 3, 2014.
To apply, 1) call our grant administrator Ann Barry (212-764-0172) to see if you qualify. 2) Schedule an appointment with career counselor Maryellen Langhout to complete the application.
For more information about this grant opportunity and our FREE services visit our website at
careertransition.org

Contact: Ricardo J Garcia, rgarcia@careertransition.org

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25. MONDAY NIGHT GRANT CIRCLE

We've got three exciting meetings coming up with special guests at each one! Please join us!

Sept 8 meeting from 4-5:45pm with Kathee Foran (MSAB) at 4:15pm

Sept 22 meeting from 4-5:45pm with Lauren Slone (Skypeing in from MAP Fund) at 5pm

Oct 6 meeting from 4-5:45pm with Sheila Smith (MCA) at 4:15pm

All meetings take place at the Cowles Center Target Education Studio, 2nd floor.

What is Monday Night Grant Circle?

Initiated by Michèle Steinwald and Sam Johnson to encourage and support discussions around grants and funding, Grant Circle is part social gathering, part information share, part work session, it is time and space to ask questions, get feedback, and work work work on those grants. All are welcome!

Contact: Sam Johnson, s_johnso@yahoo.com

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26. MCKNIGHT FELLOWSHIPS FOR CHOREOGRAPHERS AND DANCERS - INTENT TO APPLY

Intent to Apply Deadline- September 3, 2014

Choreographers please visit:

http://www.northrop.umn.edu/learn-engage/mcknight-fellowships/choreographer-fellowships/intent-apply-choreographers

Dancers please visit:

http://www.northrop.umn.edu/learn-engage/mcknight-fellowships/dancer-fellowships/intent-apply-dancers

Please submit an intent to apply if you are planning on applying for a 2015 McKnight Choreographer or Dancer Fellowship. To submit, visit the above site with a current photo and any performance dates you may have set currently. If you do not submit an intent to apply, you will miss out on updates and ongoing information about the fellowships.

If you have any questions or concerns please send an email to mcknightadmin@gmail.com.

Contact: Natalie Wilson, wils1509@umn.edu

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SERVICES and SPECIAL OFFERS FOR DANCERS

27. PERFORMANCE PHOTOGRAPHER AVAILABLE

Photographer specializing in publicity portraits for artists and performance documentation. Just moved to the Twin Cities. Looking forward to working with the local dance community! Special getting-to-know the Cities artists rates. Feel free to take a look at my work:

http://www.alinaantoniouphotography.com

Contact: Alina Antoniou, alina.antoniou@gmail.com

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28. BEAUTIFUL STUDIO FOR RENT IN THE IVY BUILDING FOR THE ARTS

We have a 20x25 foot sprung maple floor with one wall of mirrors, and our CD player is iPod friendly. We have windows on three sides, a separate dressing area, and for those to whom food and drink are important, also have a sink and refrigerator, and real glasses, silverware and plates! Our rates are competitive and availability is good, so email:
info1@andaflamenco.com if you're interested, or call: 952.545.0955.

Contact: Maria Mancuso, mancu001@umn.edu

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29. STUDIO AVAILABLE IN NORTHEAST MINNEAPOLIS

Versatile studio space for rent located in NE Minneapolis arts district:

Photography

Video

Dance

Yoga

Gallery

Events

Rental Includes:

600 sq ft room

1 Light box

White or grey backdrop

Ceiling mounted adjustable rack system

Media center

Functional kitchen

Clean restroom

Laundry

Monday thru Friday 8 am till 6pm:

$15.00 per hour

Evening and weekend rental:

$25.00 per hour

*Discounts on long term rentals*

Contact: Hans Kruger, hanskruger.715@gmail.com

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30. FREE COUNSELING WITH CAREER TRANSITION FOR DANCERS

Dancers! A quick reminder that we provide FREE career counseling sessions by phone or in person (Tuesdays 2pm to 7pm and noon to 5pm on Thursdays)! If you are a professional dancer wondering what happens after your last bow, a dancer in need of guidance on how to find extra income, or a dance student trying to be proactive about your future, we are here for you. Career Transition For Dancers, founded in 1985, offers vocational guidance, assistance with resumes and cover letters and, one-on-one Career Counseling for FREE. Appointments with our Midwest counselor Maryellen Langhout are, once again, FREE; just call 312-666-0234 or email at mlanghout@careertransition.org for more information.

Contact: Ricardo J Garcia, rgarcia@careertransition.org

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31. REHEARSAL/CLASS SPACE AVAILABLE IN SOUTH MINNEAPOLIS

GREAT location at 3010 Minnehaha Ave, Minneapolis. Jawaahir Dance Company studio at the corner of Minnehaha and Lake behind Patrick’s Cabaret. Over 2000 square feet with windows, 2 mirrored walls, and a sprung hardwood floor. Off-street parking and bike rack. Only 2 blocks from the Lake Street / Midtown light rail station, and on the 7, 21, 27, and 53 bus routes. Fully handicapped accessible.

Visit our website at http://jawaahir.org/SpaceRental.htm for photo and more information.

Email Eileen Goren at genmanager@jawaahir.org or call 612-872-6050 for pricing and

availability.

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32. REHEARSAL/CLASS SPACE AVAILABLE IN BLOOMINGTON

Bloomington location at 9050 Lyndale Ave in the lower level of the Great Bear Shopping Center. Bright space of 900 square feet with one full mirrored wall and one partial. Double ballet barres. Small sitting area.

Visit our website at http://jawaahir.org/SpaceRental.htm for photo and more information.

Email Eileen Goren at genmanager@jawaahir.org or call 612-872-6050 for pricing and

availability.

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DANCE WRITING, REVIEWS and PODCASTS

33. NEWEST WRITING ON CRITICISM EXCHANGE

From the past week:

Moheb Soliman writes on Rosy Simas’s We Wait in the Darkness

Megan Mayer writes on Eben Kowler’s Youngest Child

For lots more writing, visit http://criticismexchange.wordpress.com/

Contact: Emily Gastineau, emily.gastineau@gmail.com

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OTHER DANCE NEWS

34. THE SAGE AWARDS FOR DANCE NEEDS YOUR DANCE FOOTAGE FOR ITS ANNUAL YEAR-IN-REVIEW VIDEO

The Sage Awards for Dance needs your dance footage for its annual Year-In-Review video that will precede the 2014 awards ceremony at the Cowles Center for the Performing Arts on Tuesday Oct. 14, 2014.

With the dance community's participation, we have been able to compile about 15 minutes of videos from performances that took place during the 12 months prior. We are excited to see what this year's batch of videos will showcase.

Please send 20-30 seconds of dance video by making it downloadable from Dropbox, Google Drive or Vimeo. The email with the download link should be sent to sageawardsvideos@gmail.com. This email should also include: what dance company, choreographer or performer is this representing, when and where was the performance and who did the music.

Video files should be can be .avi, .mov or .mp4 file, NTSC format, and 16:9 aspect ratio. It can be an edited clip or just a straight excerpt. Footage can be standard or high definition.

There should be no transitions leading in or out of the clip. Within the clip, use a dissolve between segments.

Include stereo sound, though it might not be used.

Footage that is wide-angled, shot from the back of the room with no panning is not recommended. Please choose footage that highlights the performers and is a medium shot. Closeups and cross-shots are appreciated for diversity.

DEADLINE: September 15th

Contact: Dana Kassel, danakkassel@gmail.com

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Dance Community News - July 30, 2014

In This Issue:



PERFORMANCES and EVENTS

1. VOX MEDUSA PRESENTS LABYRINTH AT THE MN FRINGE FESTIVAL - JULY 31-AUGUST 10

2. ENTRE NOSOTROS (BETWEEN US) BY LA GRINGA DANZA TO PREMIERE AT MINNESOTA FRINGE - JULY 31-AUGUST 10

3. ON THE MOVE AT THE MN FRINGE FESTIVAL - JULY 31-AUGUST 10

4. MINNESOTA DANCE ENSEMBLE IN MN FRINGE FESTIVAL - JULY 31-AUGUST 10

5. DJINN & TONIC - JULY 31-AUGUST 10

6. RAY TERRILL DANCE GROUP PRESENTS CYCLES- 2014 MINNESOTA FRINGE FESTIVAL- AUGUST 1-10

7. (IN)HUMANITY AT THE FRINGE! - AUGUST 1-9

8. THERE IS NO MYTH AT THE MN FRINGE - AUGUST 1-8

9. OH CHRIST/SABOTAGE AT THE MINNESOTA FRINGE FESTIVAL - AUGUST 1-9

10. THREADS DANCE PROJECT PRESENTS TAPESTRIES 0.5 AT THE MN FRINGE FESTIVAL - AUGUST 2-9

11. HUMAN-NATURE AT THE 2014 MN FRINGE – AUGUST 2-9

12. “BACK ON HER FEET”: A BENEFIT CABARET FOR CARI RIIS STEMMLER - AUGUST 4

13. MARK YOUR CALENDAR: RHYTHMICALLY SPEAKING 2014 ARRIVES AT THE SOUTHERN - AUGUST 14-16

14. NENKIN JAM VOL. 5 - AUGUST 17

15. ANANYA DANCE THEATRE 10TH ANNIVERSARY PERFORMANCES - SEPTEMBER 18-20


ONGOING CLASSES

16. CUBAN STYLE SALSA AT CHINI STUDIO

17. NEW SUMMER CLASSES AT ZENON!

18. FIRST FRIDAY IMPROV GATHERING*

19. MUSICALITY-FIRST JAZZ CLASS: FRIDAYS, 9:30-11 AM

20. OPEN CLASSES WITH CONTEMPO PHYSICAL DANCE

21. 2014-2015 BALLET CLASSES AT PAS DE DEUX

22. OPEN ADVANCED/PROFESSIONAL JAZZ DANCE

WORKSHOPS, MASTER CLASSES and INTENSIVES

23. SUBBODY EXPERIENCE! - ONE DAY SUBBODY BUTOH WORKSHOP WITH GADU

24. ANANYA DANCE THEATRE • AUDIENCE EMPOWERMENT WORKSHOP

25. THE LANGUAGE OF MOVEMENT - INTRODUCTION TO LABAN MOVEMENT ANALYSIS

26. DANCE/MOVEMENT THERAPY I - THEORY AND PRACTICE

27. ZENON SUMMER DANCE CAMPS FOR YOUTH!

28. FREE POWER YOGA CLASS AT ZENON!

29. ECLECTIC EDGE ENSEMBLE JAZZ WEEK INTENSIVE WITH KARIS SLOSS, KARLA GROTTING AND FRIENDS IS NEXT WEEK- AUGUST 4-6

30. BALLET MASTER CLASS WITH PEFF MODELSKI

31. ARGENTINE TANGO DANCE CLASS FOR BEGINNERS

32. PILATES MAT TEACHER TRAINING

33. BALLET WORKSHOP WITH ROCHELLE ZIDE

34. DANCE EDUCATORS’ COALITION SUMMER WORKSHOP 2014 - AUGUST 7-9

35. WALKER OPEN FIELD PRESENTS BODYCARTOGRAPHY’S FEELING THE CITY

36. FELDENKRAIS® WORKSHOP

37. MDMF ANNUAL CONFERENCE

38. 2014 MCKNIGHT INTERNATIONAL ARTIST - PUBLIC EVENTS

AUDITIONS, JOBS and OPEN CALLS

39. CASTING CALL---DANCERS NEEDED

40. SEEKING DANCE/THEATER-INCLINED TOUR GUIDES FOR FRANCONIA SCULPTURE PARK

41. CALL FOR TEACHING ARTISTS @ THE COWLES CENTER

42. DANCE INSTRUCTORS NEEDED!

43. AUDITION FOR ZENON DANCE ZONE! AUGUST 15

44. CALL FOR CHOREOGRAPHERS - ZENON DANCE ZONE FALL 2014

45. ZENON DANCE COMPANY SCHOOL COORDINATOR/ZENON DANCE ZONE COORDINATOR

46. SEEKING FEMALE BALLROOM DANCE PARTNER

47. MINNESOTA DANCE ENSEMBLE AUDITIONS

48. BALLET TECHNIQUE INSTRUCTOR NEEDED

49. OPEN AUDITION FOR MEN AND WOMEN- AUGUST 24TH

50. PERFORM IN THE NUTCRACKER WITH PAS DE DEUX DANCE STUDIO

51. HIGH SCHOOL DANCER AUDITIONS

52. LOOKING FOR CONTEMPORARY/MODERN DANCERS

GRANTS, FELLOWSHIPS, and SCHOLARSHIPS

53. MONDAY NIGHT GRANT CIRCLE

54. CAREER TRANSITION FOR DANCERS GRANT

55. MCKNIGHT FELLOWSHIPS FOR CHOREOGRAPHERS AND DANCERS INTENT TO APPLY

SERVICES and SPECIAL OFFERS FOR DANCERS

56. THE BEAUTIFUL STUDIO 214 IS AVAILABLE FOR RENT

57. SHIATSU AND BODY-MIND CENTERING® SESSIONS WITH OLIVE BIERINGA

58. FREE COUNSELING WITH CAREER TRANSITION FOR DANCERS

59. REHEARSAL/CLASS SPACE AVAILABLE IN SOUTH MINNEAPOLIS

60. REHEARSAL/CLASS SPACE AVAILABLE IN BLOOMINGTON

61. FREE PT CLINIC FOR DANCERS

DANCE WRITING, REVIEWS and PODCASTS

62. NEWEST WRITING ON CRITICISM EXCHANGE

OTHER DANCE NEWS

63. DR. ROBERT GOODALE MEMORIAL - AUGUST 5


 




PERFORMANCES and EVENTS

1. VOX MEDUSA PRESENTS LABYRINTH AT THE MN FRINGE FESTIVAL - JULY 31-AUGUST 10

Awarding winning and critically acclaimed multi-discipline performance company Vox Medusa will be presenting Labyrinth in this summer's MN Fringe Festival. All Vox Medusa's multidisciplinary/contemporary dance/theatrical works are inspired by the fierce strength and wisdom found in women's mythology and history. We merge contemporary dance, world music choir, electronic music, video/film projected backdrops to create our works.

The Labyrinth was designed not to keep people out, but to trap a monster within. Vox Medusa's Labyrinth follows a heroine's escape in this modern version of the classic myth of Ariadne's Thread. This dream-like journey has been created by a 15+ year collaboration between Kristin Freya (director/choreographer ), Paul Wonsavage (film), Jeremy Christensen (music & video), Emily Colay (world choir), with a cast of 16 performers. All music, coral arrangements, choreography, video and film have been originally created.

Intermedia Arts: 2822 Lyndale Ave S Minneapolis.

Thursday, July 31st  7:00pm

Sunday, August 3rd  8:30pm

Thursday, August 7th  8:30pm

Saturday, August 9th  1:00pm

Sunday, August 10th  5:30pm



Tickets can only be purchased through MN Fringe Festival, here's the link:

http://www.fringefestival.org/2014/show/?id=2758

Check out photos from rehearsal, interact with and follow the Labyrinth characters ("The Girl", "The Thread" and "Minotaur") on Vox Medusa's Facebook page at  https://www.facebook.com/voxmedusa1.

Contact: Kristin Freya, freya69@me.com


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2. ENTRE NOSOTROS (BETWEEN US) BY LA GRINGA DANZA TO PREMIERE AT MINNESOTA FRINGE - JULY 31-AUGUST 10

Melissa Herrada (MX) and local performer Jordan Klitzke will present Entre Nosotros (Between Us) as part of the 2014 Minnesota Fringe Festival. The show is a 50-minute original dance/theater, Mexican/US, Spanish/English collaboration where two strangers uncover the beautifully complex relationship between language, culture, and each other. Fresh out of the Escuela Profesional de Danza de Mazatlán conservatory, the two young dancers attack the space with passion, intelligence, and modern dance influences from across the world.  Appropriate for speakers of all languages, the work speaks to all who have a curiosity for language and movement.

Venue: Southern Theater

Tickets and more information: http://www.fringefestival.org/2014/show/?id=2750

Promo Video: https://www.vimeo.com/99962243

Contact: Jordan Klitzke, JK52588@gmail.com

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3. ON THE MOVE AT THE MN FRINGE FESTIVAL - JULY 31-AUGUST 10

Hollie Edlund, Rachel Johnson, and Sophia Ogren-Dehn present On the Move at

the MN Fringe Festival 2014!

Description:

Whether you're going to work, a family vacation, or trying to navigate an unfamiliar area, we all spend time in transit. On the Move, a lively, funny and relatable dance show explores these travel scenarios we all find ourselves in. The show is comprised of ten vignettes with themes ranging from driving in our Minnesota winters, to biking in the city to road construction and morning traffic. Created by Hollie Edlund, Rachel Johnson and Sophia Ogren-Dehn in collaboration with their cast, On the Move is making its world premiere at the 2014 Minnesota Fringe Festival.

Where:

Intermedia Arts

When:

July 31st @ 5:30 pm

August 3rd @ 7:00 pm

August 5th @ 8:30 pm

August 7th @ 10:00 pm

August 10th @ 2:30 pm

Tickets and Cast Info:

http://www.fringefestival.org/2014/show/?id=2707

GoFundMe:

http://www.gofundme.com/onthemove

Contact: Hollie Edlund, hollie.edlund@gmail.com



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4. MINNESOTA DANCE ENSEMBLE IN MN FRINGE FESTIVAL - JULY 31-AUGUST 10

Minnesota Dance Ensemble will be part of the 21st annual Minnesota Fringe Festival in Minneapolis July 31 - August 10. As a part of the "eleven-day performing arts extravaganza," MDE will perform an abridged version of their 11th season production, Blind Ambition, that premiered at the Paramount Theatre in March.

During the festival, MDE will hold five shows at the Mixed Blood Theatre (1501 S 4th St., Mpls). Tickets are available starting July 1 at fringefestival.org. Mark your calendar for the opportunity to see MDE at the Fringe:

•Thurs, July 31; 8:30p

•Sun, August 3; 2:30p

•Tues, August 5; 5:30p

•Fri, August 8; 8:30p

•Sun, August 10; 5:30p

Contact: Kerri Golombecki, director@minnesotadanceensemble.com

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5. DJINN & TONIC - JULY 31-AUGUST 10

The genie's out of the bottle now! How to appease a mischievous Djinni? A hip shimmy couldn't hurt. Join Jawaahir Dance Company in the Fringe Festival this year on a journey of mayhem-inspired Middle Eastern movement, as our Djinni drives us to do-or-die dance moves. Watch as Jawaahir conjures dances; dances that tell stories of djinnis, and passions, and love, and magic. Dances that can only be presented for 11 days before they flash out of existence forever.

*Djinni — one of a class of spirits that, according to Arabic mythology, inhabit the earth, assume various forms, and exercise supernatural power. In short, a genie.

Rarig Center Nolte Xperimental Theatre, University of Minnesota campus,

Easy ramp parking across the street

July 31 – August 10

Contact: Eileen Goren, genmanager@jawaahir.org

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6. RAY TERRILL DANCE GROUP PRESENTS CYCLES- 2014 MINNESOTA FRINGE FESTIVAL- AUGUST 1-10

Life, the Universe and Everything? Drawing inspiration from a “musica universalis” soundscape, a suite of dances explore the seasons of life … love, boundaries, diverse expression and a glance toward eternity.

WHAT:

Contemporary Dance Showcase, Works Choreographed by Ray Terrill

WHO:

Performances by: Megan Gibbins, Paulette Mattson, Sally Murphy, Christina Plichta and Ray Terrill

WHEN:

Friday, August 1st, 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, August 2nd, 10:00 p.m.

Tuesday, August 5th, 10:00 p.m.

Friday, August 8th, 7:00 p.m.

Sunday, August 10th, 5:30 p.m.

WHERE:

University of Minnesota, Rarig Center Proscenium, 330 21st Avenue South, Main Floor, Minneapolis, MN

INFORMATION:

http://www.fringefestival.org/2014/show/?id=2775

www.rayterrilldancegroup.com

Contact: Ray Terrill, raymond.d.terrill@accenture.com

 



7. (IN)HUMANITY AT THE FRINGE! - AUGUST 1-9

Dance & Other Behaviors returns to the Minnesota Fringe Festival with the premiere of (In)humanity: A Study Through Movement. (In)humanity is a live-mock-nature-documentary, with a British narrator, a documentary crew, all new music and choreography, and a cast of dancers whose ages range more than 50 years. Think Planet Earth, but played by contemporary dancers.

Choreographer Jennifer Pray and creative director Jordan Lee Thompson team up with a cast of local powerhouse dancers for this engaging contemporary dance performance. Original music by Seth Tracy and costume design by Lora Kaup.

http://www.danceandotherbehaviors.weebly.com

Performed by Karen Christ, Eden Heille, Jim Lieberthal, Jennifer Mack, Akshata Moorthy, Julie Marie Muskat, Jennifer Pray, Mckenna Riss, David Rue and Betsy Schaefer Roob.

Friday, Aug 1 at 5:30pm

Saturday, Aug 2 at 10:00pm

Tuesday, Aug 5 at 7:00pm

Friday, Aug 8 at 8:30pm

Saturday, Aug 9 at 4:00pm

Southern Theater

1420 Washington Ave, Minneapolis

Tickets are $12 + $4 Fringe Button

http://www.fringefestival.org/2014/show/?id=2727

Contact: Jenn Pray, jenny.pray@gmail.com

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8. THERE IS NO MYTH AT THE MN FRINGE - AUGUST 1-8

Choreographer Helen Hatch presents There Is No Myth, featuring “Warped”, a journey from distortion to clarity by means of warping classicism and “Fine Print”, a haunting series of duets and group interactions exploring the implications of knowing too much.

A diverse group of dancers join forces onstage, including 2013 Princess Grace Award winner Courtney Henry of LINES Ballet, and 2013 Sage Award winner Katie Johnson of Minnesota Dance Theatre (MDT).

The Southern Theater

1420 Washington Ave. S

Minneapolis, MN 55454

Friday, August 1st, 10:00pm

Sunday, August 3rd, 7:00pm

Tues., August 5th, 8:30pm

Wed., August 6th, 5:30pm

Friday, August 8th, 10:00pm

Tickets: Available at www.fringefestival.org

$12 + $4 Fringe Button

Featuring: Jeremy Bensussan, Madeline Deavenport, Courtney Henry, Katie Johnson, Dominique McDougal, Erin Ross, Dylan Wald, and cellist Alex Chambers-Ozasky.

Helen Hatch is current company member of Minnesota Dance Theatre and an independent chorographer. She is a graduate of the Ailey/Fordham BFA program with Honors in Choreography. Her work has been selected and performed at the Jacob’s Pillow Inside/Out Festival, in New York City, and throughout Mexico and Guatemala. In 2012, Minnesota Monthly selected Ms. Hatch as one of two dancers in their “10 Artists to Watch” stating that she “embod[ies] ballet’s tension between technique and emotion. In her own choreography, blending ballet with vigorous American movement, this edginess leaves you breathless.”

For additional information on There Is No Myth, contact Helen Hatch, helen.e.hatch@gmail.com

www.helenhatchdance.weebly.com

Video promo available at

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=glWS9c_tbx4&feature=youtu.be

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9. OH CHRIST/SABOTAGE AT THE MINNESOTA FRINGE FESTIVAL - AUGUST 1-9

My Only Option was SABOTAGE is a work-in-progress from choreographer Taja Will. It begins with the apple of knowledge, a more-than-mammal, less-than-human response to survival of the fittest, confused with constructions of patriotic allegiance and throughout demonstrations of questionable trust and competition. This work features an all-women ensemble of performers including local powerhouses Kari Mosel, Heather Klopchin and

newer faces Kathleen Pender and Emily Ban dancing alongside Will herself. Tyler Nelson, wordsmith and musician, punctuates the work with his live performance, creating a soundscape that also includes music from International musicians Fernando Orteo and Hope Medford.

Oh Christ/Masturbatory Dance is a darkly comedic performance by Elizabeth June Bergman about the narcissism of the solo form, the loneliness of heartbreak, and the absurdity of trying to make any sense of it at all.

Buzzquizz, a choreographic collaboration between Analia Alegre-Femenias and Kate Vigmostad, pokes fun at the inane pastime of taking online personality tests.

U of M Rarig Center Xperimental 330 21st Ave. S, Lower Level

Fri, Aug 1 - 8:30 pm

Sat, Aug 2 - 8:30 pm

Tue, Aug 5 - 10:00 pm

Thu, Aug 7 - 5:30 pm

Sat, Aug 9 - 4:00 pm

$12 tickets, $4 Fringe admission button.  Visit www.fringefestival.org to buy tickets and check out the official Oh Christ/SABOTAGE Fringe website!  If you attend consider writing a review!

Contact: Elizabeth Bergman, elizabethjunebergman@yahoo.com

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10. THREADS DANCE PROJECT PRESENTS TAPESTRIES 0.5 AT THE MN FRINGE FESTIVAL - AUGUST 2-9

Tapestries weaves a rich variety of works showcasing the diverse perspectives and talents of Artistic Director Karen L. Charles and company members: Rae Charles, Karen Gullikson, Aneka McMullen, and Julie Marie Muskat.  The show features a myriad of sounds, textures and designs ranging from Robin S, EJ Youngblood, Radiohead, and Laura Mvula. Karen Charles will also premiere an excerpt from her new work in progress, "The Secrets of Slave Songs" which features traditional Negro spirituals as well as music from Nina Simone and Saul Williams.

Performances at The Southern Theater:

Sat Aug 2 - 7pm

Mon Aug 4 - 8:30p

Tue Aug 5 - 10pm

Thurs Aug 7 - 5:30p

Sat Aug 9 - 7pm

FOR TICKETS: visit http://www.fringefestival.org or call 866-811-4111

WE'LL SEE YOU AT THE FRINGE!

http://www.threadsdance.org

Contact: Michala Cornell, mgr@threadsdance.org

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11. HUMAN-NATURE AT THE 2014 MN FRINGE – AUGUST 2-9

Blending dance and nature; choreography by Dr. Kerry Keen, with a special tribute to John Munger

Twenty beautiful and talented dancers transform the Southern stage and morph into essential creatures and molecular water, as they stride, leap, flow, slither, and glide on and over the surface of our fragile planet; helping us remember that we are ourselves mostly water and a mix of elements shared among all life forms.  Guest choreographer Elsie Myers Martin takes us inside the rhythms of our botanical world.  A special tribute piece, “Thanks for Dancing,” remembers John Munger, a “Force of Nature” in his own right. Warning: Dinosaurs may make an appearance.

Please check out our Fringe webpage:

http://www.fringefestival.org/2014/show/?id=2705

Dancers:  Adrienne English, Alarica Hasset, Alli Shurilla, Alys Ogura, Angie Clifford, Anthony Hsu, Brittany Shrimpton, Elana Gravitz, Jackson Dell Otto, Julia Deetz, Kerry Keen, Kim Lewis, Laurie Walker, Liping Vong, Madeline Handschy, Nina Ebbighausen, Nora Anderson, Rebecca Patterson, Rebecca Tanner, Robert Borman, Sarah Weaver, Veronica Soria Miller

Kerry Keen is a Professor of Geology and Hydrology at UW-River Falls.  After 20-ish years of watching his daughter, Laurel Keen, dance locally, nationally, and internationally, he finally walked into his first dance class at Zenon in 2005, a beginning modern class taught by John Munger.  Life would never be the same.  Nine years later, Kerry has created a show that explores how science blends with dance to express our understanding of Earth and ourselves.

Contact: Kerry Keen, kkeen84@gmail.com

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12. “BACK ON HER FEET”: A BENEFIT CABARET FOR CARI RIIS STEMMLER - AUGUST 4

Monday, August 4th @ 7pm at the Little Theater at Hopkins High School for a cabaret performance

The performance community is stepping up to help Cari Riis Stemmler get back on her feet after a debilitating injury. We are thrilled to see all of these amazing performers on stage at Cari’s benefit. Including modern, ballroom and ballet dance, improve and comedy, and live music and vocals. Performers hail from both the Twin Cities and Los Angeles. This is gearing up to be a blowout show!

•       Dane Stauffer

•       Martini & Olive

•       Lorna Landvik

•       Lisa Conlin

•       Jennifer Mack

•       KG Immerse Dance

•       Summit Ballet Theatre

•       Rachel Damiani & Jay Larson

The suggested minimum donation per ticket is $25. Cash at the door if seats are still available.

Doors open at 6:30pm and curtain is at 7pm. There will be a 15-minute intermission and a short coffee reception after the show.

More information, including raffle items, ticket link and more at

http://www.paragonpilatespt.com/index.php/back-on-her-feet/

Contact: Kyle Klaas, kylegerhart@gmail.com

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13. MARK YOUR CALENDAR: RHYTHMICALLY SPEAKING 2014 ARRIVES AT THE SOUTHERN - AUGUST 14-16

On August 14-16 at the Southern Theater, seven dynamic choreographers will offer the community seven different ideas for synthesizing many styles of complicated rhythm into dance. Bound together by an unquenchable interest in rhythm as an excellent basis for the fusion of multiple ideas and identities, Rhythmically Speaking 2014 features forward-thinking local choreographers/groups Karla Grotting, Bboy J-Sun, Erinn Liebhard, Christine Maginnis, Joanne Spencer and Voice of Culture Drum and Dance, and welcomes visitor Michele Dunleavy from Pennsylvania.

Tickets and Info: http://www.rhythmicallyspeakingdance.org

Contact: Erinn Liebhard, Artistic Director, info@rhythmicallyspeakingdance.org

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14. NENKIN JAM VOL. 5 - AUGUST 17

Nenkin Butoh Dan presents:

Nenkin Jam Vol. 5 - Dance Around Grand Rounds 2014

The fifth installment of Nenkin Jam is at Sheridan Memorial Park along Mississippi River, where nature meets urban architecture.

When: Sunday, August 17th 8:00pm

Where: Sheridan Memorial Park, 1300 Water St. NE, Minneapolis 55413

Tickets: Give as you are able

For more information, please contact Gadu at Doushingadu@gmail.com or call 612-703-7501

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15. ANANYA DANCE THEATRE 10TH ANNIVERSARY PERFORMANCES - SEPTEMBER 18-20

The Cowles Center for Dance • Thu-Sat • Sept. 18-20 • 8pm

528 Hennepin Av, Minneapolis

Post-performance talk Fri, Sept. 19

To kick off its 10th anniversary season, Ananya Dance Theatre will present "Neel: Blutopias of Radical Dreaming," a multi-disciplinary immersion in the work and world of women’s dreams. This world premiere launches a multi-year series of full-length dances exploring the kinds of work that women around the world do to sustain their communities.

"Neel" layers concepts and choreography by Ananya Chatterjea and conceptual behavioral artist Marcus Young, performance by 10 ADT dancers and guest artist Shá Cage, composition by Greg Schutte, thematic text by Sharon Bridgforth, vocalizations by Chastity Brown, Mankwe Ndosi and Pooja Goswami, multi-lingual poetry recited by the dancers, set and costume design by Annie Katsura Rollins and lighting by Jesse Cogswell.

Tickets: $20-$30. Senior, student and group discounts available. Online at

http://www.cowlescenter.org or call Cowles Center Box Office, 612-206-3600.

Ananya Dance Theatre is supported by ArtsLab, a program of Arts Midwest. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through grants from the Minnesota State Arts Board and the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund. This activity is funded, in part, by an appropriation from the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the State’s general fund. "Neel" is supported by a Challenge America grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Contact: Gary Peterson, gary.peterson@ananyadancetheatre.org

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ONGOING CLASSES

16. CUBAN STYLE SALSA AT CHINI STUDIO

Chini studio offers classes in Cuban Style Salsa. All levels are welcome.

CLASS SCHEDULE

TUESDAY

7:00 - 8:00pm  Cuban Salsa 2

THURSDAY

7:00 - 8:00pm  Cuban Salsa 1& 2

SATURDAY

2:00 - 3:00pm  Cuban Salsa 1 & 2

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

Cuban Salsa 1

An introduction to Salsa: basic steps, rhythm, body coordination, and partner dancing. No previous experience necessary.

Cuban Salsa 2

To perfect your Salsa moves with choreography and partner dancing. Cuban style salsa incorporates moves from Son and Afrocuban dances to create a Salsa with flavor.

GROUP CLASS PRICES

Single class rate: $15

First class is free with the purchase of a class package:

5-class package: $50 ($10/class)

10-class package: $80 ($8/class)

20-class package: $120  ($6/class)

Contact: Yeniel Perez, chini.studio@gmail.com

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17. NEW SUMMER CLASSES AT ZENON!

Join Zenon for 4 new classes this summer!

Classes will run July 21 - August 31.

Advanced Modern - Tuesdays, 9:30-11am with Penny Freeh

Penelope’s Modern Class is a hybrid of several classical modern techniques and styles. Dancers begin with plies and tendus with a spiraling and contracting torso. Turn-out and rotation are discussed relative to working in parallel and natural turn-out. The class builds toward flat-backs, drop swings, deep lunges, falls and jumps. Concepts highlighted are dynamic range, energy in two directions, lateral and horizontal movement awareness, and

musicality.

Inversion Dance - Tuesdays, 5:30-6:30pm with Jennifer Ilse

Build a new relationship with gravity and also build your upper body strength! Drawing from dance and movement vocabularies in capoeira, gymnastics, yoga, Hawkins, and contemporary approaches to dance movement, expand the possibilities of supporting your body in motion.

Gaga - Thursdays, 9:30-11am with Berit Ahlgren

Gaga is a movement language developed by Ohad Naharin and applied in daily practice and exercises by the Batsheva Dance Company members. The language of Gaga originated from the belief in the healing, dynamic, ever-changing power of movement. Gaga is a new way of gaining knowledge and self-awareness through your body, discovering and strengthening your body, adding flexibility, stamina, and agility while lightening the senses and imagination.

Intermediate I/II Ballet - Thursdays, 5:30-7pm with Lisa Erickson

The intermediate advanced ballet class moves quickly. Both barre and center work are more challenging, involving longer, more intricate sequences. This, of course, translates into even more fun!

Questions? Call or stop by Zenon!

Contact: Lauren Holmes, lauren@zenondance.org

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18. FIRST FRIDAY IMPROV GATHERING*

Friday, August 1, 2014

6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Center for Performing Arts

3754 Pleasant Avenue South, Minneapolis

Get together with MotionArt for a groovy evening of spontaneous dance in the moment. Ideas offered by participants form open-ended starting points for exploring movement in new ways. Live music and extra inspiration are provided by percussionist Bruce Wintervold. Come to dance, to observe, or to do a little bit of both.

This event is open to people of all ages and abilities.

Suggested Donation: $5 to $10

No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

*First Friday Improv Gathering is usually held on the first Friday of every month.

For more information, visit MotionArt at www.motionartmn.org

Contact: Pam Gleason or Diane Moncrieff: info@motionartmn.org

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19. MUSICALITY-FIRST JAZZ CLASS: FRIDAYS, 9:30-11 AM

Forget making shapes to counts; in this class, we make music become kinetic and visual. Explored through the lens of a musician, the embodiment of a fusion of jazz-related styles serves as the basis for investigating rhythmic complexity, dynamics and audio-driven improvisation. A kickin’ soundtrack accompanies movement explorations that ask dancers to invest their personality into becoming the sound. No jazz hands; just raw, expressive and connected music-driven dance!

When: Fridays until August 29, 9:30-11am

Where: Zenon Dance School

More Info: www.zenondance.org/www.erinnliebhard.com (Instructor)

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20. OPEN CLASSES WITH CONTEMPO PHYSICAL DANCE

Join Contempo Physical Dance for invigorating open classes this summer and enjoy the company’s dynamic fusion of Afro-Brazilian Contemporary Dance, based on Marciano Silva dos Santos personal movement research.

Wednesdays 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. at The Cowles Center

528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403

Classes goes through August 13th, 2014.

Studio 2B in July

Studio 7A in August

$10 per class. All ages and ability levels are welcome.

Classes are FREE for those 50 years old and older in celebration of the new work that will premiere at the TEK Box August 22-24, 2014, featuring a cast over the age of fifty.

Questions? Please contact us at contempophysicaldance@gmail.com or 612-619-4116.

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

Contact: Jenny Pennaz, contempophysicaldance@gmail.com

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21. 2014-2015 BALLET CLASSES AT PAS DE DEUX

Pas de Deux Dance Studio offers classes based on the Cecchetti Method of classical ballet for ages 3 through adult.

* Small class sizes

* Baby Ballet for age 3 - 4

* Three levels of Pre Ballet for ages 4 - 7

* Ability level Technique classes for ages 7 - adult corresponding to the

Cecchetti grade levels

* Annual Spring Recital for all Pre Ballet and Technique classes

* In-studio recital for Baby Ballet classes

* Pre-Pointe and Pointe classes for qualified dancers age 11+

* Nutcracker performance for Pre III and higher dancers (based on audition;

rehearsals begin in August)

Classes begin Monday, September 8 and run through mid-May.  Go to our website for our class schedule and to register online: http://www.pasdedeuxdance.com.

Contact: Miss Zachari, Pas de Deux Dance Studio, studio@pasdedeuxdance.com

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22. OPEN ADVANCED/PROFESSIONAL JAZZ DANCE

Tuesdays 7:30-9:00pm and Thursdays 9:30-11:00am

Studio 5B @ The Cowles Center

This fast paced class consists of a 45 minute technical warm-up followed by jazz adagio, intricate across the floor combinations and followed by a short combination. Styles ranges from classical musical theater jazz dance (influenced by the work of Jerome Robbins and Bob Fosse) to lyrical jazz. Classes are taught by COLLIDE Artistic Director Regina Peluso who studied in NY with Joshua Bergasse ("Smash"-NBC) and Andy Blakenbeuhler (Tony Winning Choreographer).

Classes are $12 or $10 with the purchase of a 10 class card. All classes are on-going. No registration is required and new faces welcome.

For more information please visit www.collidetheatrical.org

Contact: Kim Brownell, info@collidetheatrical.org

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WORKSHOPS, MASTER CLASSES and INTENSIVES

23. SUBBODY EXPERIENCE! - ONE DAY SUBBODY BUTOH WORKSHOP WITH GADU

This workshop is designed for those who want to experience Subbody Butoh before committing to Subbody Resonance Butoh Workshop.

Come and Experience the power of resonance!

When: Tuesday, August 12th 6:15 - 9:15pm

Where: The Beautiful Studio 214, Dow Building 2242 University Ave. W, St. Paul 55114

Tuition:  $20

To register, please write a check payable to “Heart of Tao Resonance Art” and mail to 5015 14th Avenue South, Minneapolis Minnesota 55417.  Full payment required to register.

For more information about workshop, please contact Gadu at Doushingadu@gmail.com or call 612-703-7501

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24. ANANYA DANCE THEATRE • AUDIENCE EMPOWERMENT WORKSHOP

Wed • Aug. 13 • 6:30pm-8pm • Free, open to public

Barbara Barker Center for Dance, 500 21st Av S, Minneapolis

Learn how to find an abstract, metaphoric narrative in contemporary Indian dance and learn about the creative process of ADT's 2014 production, "Neel:Blutopias of Radical Dreaming," a multi-disciplinary immersion in the work and world of women’s dreams.

Neel, meaning blue in Artistic Director Ananya Chatterjea’s native language Bangla, evokes the “blues” experiences of past pain and loss. Duke Ellington’s term Blutopia, the name for a short piece he made and recorded in 1944, conjures an epic imaginative leap in this piece. "Neel" is based on the conviction that some of the most powerful dreaming comes from marginalized peoples, individuals whose desire for transformation cannot be suppressed.

ADT will present "Neel" at The Cowles Center for Dance, Sept. 18-20, during the Midwest Arts Conference in Minneapolis.

Ananya Dance Theatre is supported by ArtsLab, a program of Arts Midwest. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through grants from the Minnesota State Arts Board and the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund. This activity is funded, in part, by an appropriation from the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the State’s general fund. "Neel" is supported by a Challenge America grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Contact: Gary Peterson, gary.peterson@ananyadancetheatre.org

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25. THE LANGUAGE OF MOVEMENT - INTRODUCTION TO LABAN MOVEMENT ANALYSIS

Sat/Sun. Aug. 16-17 & Aug. 23-24, 2014  9am – 6pm (30 hrs.)

Laban Movement Analysis (LMA) is a language for working with non-verbal behaviors. Its use increases awareness of individual movement patterns; develops sensitivity to cultural non-verbal expressions, and promotes an understanding of the communicative and expressive nature of movement.  

Participants will:

Learn tools for working with the nuanced subtlety of all forms of non-verbal behaviors;

Explore how movement communicates meaning and can reflect all aspects of human experience – including personality traits and familial, social and cultural patterns;

Begin to identify your own movement patterns and learn how they can be used to facilitate therapeutic interactions and goals;

Begin to learn specific uses and applications of LMA to facilitate therapeutic goals.

The course is pre-approved by the American Dance Therapy Association for Alternate route R-DMT. Contact instructor for university credit options.

Location: “The Beautiful Studio”, 2242 University Ave, #214, St. Paul, MN

Fees: $750.00 – for R-DMT credit; $500.00 – CEU’s

To Register: Send payment with your name, address, phone number and email to:

Embodying Psychotherapy, 4632 York Ave South, Mpls. MN 55410

(A deposit of 50% is required to hold your place. Payment plans available upon request )

For questions, contact Barbara (loebx001@umn.edu or 612-916-1829)

Instructor: Barbara Nordstrom-Loeb  MA, MFA LMFT, BC-DMT, CMA, PWAssoc, SEP   

Barbara Nordstrom-Loeb is a board certified dance/movement therapist, licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, and is certified in Laban Movement Analysis, Somatics/Body Therapies, Mindell ProcessWork Therapist and Somatic Experiencing.  She has been a psychotherapist for almost 20 years and has extensive diversity expertise and multicultural experience. She teaches at the University of Minnesota and has recently returned from a semester teaching at Tallinn University in Tallinn, Estonia, as a Fulbright Scholar.

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26. DANCE/MOVEMENT THERAPY I - THEORY AND PRACTICE

DANCE/MOVEMENT THERAPY I - THEORY AND PRACTICE (30 hrs)

UMN:Integrative and Behavioral Health  # 6910 001

Date & Time:  2 credits/30 hours (Spring 2014)

F  (10/10/14): 4:00–08:00 & Sa (10/11/14): 9:00–05:00

F (11/15/14) 4:00–08:00 & Sa (11/16/14) 9:00–05:00

Sa (11/22/14) 10:00–04:00

Location: Ruttan Hall 143, St Paul Campus; UMN

Dance/movement therapy focuses on the understanding and use of movement, body awareness and dance with persons who have psychological and behavioral issues. The introductory course introduces basic DMT theory and skills with an emphasis on multicultural perspectives on working with non-verbal behaviors. Students learn about 1) the diverse and universal role of movement and dance as a healing, transformative modality; 2) the  history and development of DMT; 3) movement intervention skills; and 4) multicultural perspectives on DMT techniques.

Instructors: Barbara Nordstrom-Loeb MA, MFA, BC-DMT, LMFT, CMA, SEP; Paul Sevett MA, BC-DMT, LICSW

This course is approved by the American Dance Therapy Association for Alternate Route R-DMT credit.

For registration information and questions contact: Barbara: loebx001@umn.edu, 612-916-1829; or Paul zsevett@mac.com 651-291-0942

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27. ZENON SUMMER DANCE CAMPS FOR YOUTH!

There are still have a few spots left! Enroll today!

YOUTH HIP HOP AND BREAKIN' CAMP

August 4-8

Learn about four areas of hip hop: popping, locking, top rocking, and breaking! Students will also learn about the history and cultural relevance of this dance form. Each day of camp includes 2 technique classes and a choreography class where participants will work together to create a dance that will be performed on the last day. Perfect for high energy kids!

CULTURE CAMP

August 11-15

Spend one whole day immersed in the world of each of Culture Camp’s five arts organizations: Children's Theatre Company, In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre, Highpoint Center for Printmaking, Minnesota Center for Book Arts and Zenon Dance School.

2014 Themes

Ages 6-7: Mythical Pets & Their Friends

Ages 8-9: You Can Change the World

Campers will display and perform their art each day for family and friends.

Must enroll through: Minnesota Center for Book Arts | mnbookarts.org |612-215-2520

To enroll in Zenon’s Dance Camps visit zenondance.org or call 612-338-1101.

Camps are capped at 15 students, enroll now! All camps are held at Zenon.

Contact: Lauren Holmes,  lauren@zenondance.org

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28. FREE POWER YOGA CLASS AT ZENON!

Zenon Dance School and Kim Lewis are offering a FREE class!

Students who have never taken Power Yoga are encouraged to attend!

When: Wednesday, August 6th, 4:30-5:30pm

Where: Zenon studio 4A, Hennepin Center for the Arts (The Cowles Center), Minneapolis

Cost: FREE!

Class description:

Power it up! Power yoga is the practice of linking physical postures with breath to find concentration. Class begins with gentle breathing followed by dynamic body movement and ending with a meditative cool down. Power yoga includes basic core exercises designed to tone the body and burn off agni, or fire energy, resulting in a relaxed state. It is the perfect style for the middle of the day when metabolism is at its peak.

Meet Kim!

Kim was certified to teach through CorePower Yoga in 2007 and has immersed herself in learning many styles of Hatha yoga. During class, we will incorporate exercises from various styles into a simple and sweet yoga flow. She invites you to discover which postures, meditations, and yoga flows improve your personal health and wellness. Kim completed level 2 teacher training in 2010. She teaches at Yoga Sol, Fit to Live and Minneapolis Community Education. Along with practicing yoga, Kim’s teaching is influenced by her dance accolades with the Metropolitan Ballet of Saint Louis, Lee Nolting (VOP jazz funk and Catherine Dunham styles), ACDFA dance gala and performances with the University of Wisconsin - Madison, the Joffrey Ballet Training Program, a Mark Morris Intensive, and Zenon Dance ZONE.

Questions? Contact Zenon's office. (612.338.1101)

Contact: Lauren Holmes, lauren@zenondance.org

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29. ECLECTIC EDGE ENSEMBLE JAZZ WEEK INTENSIVE WITH KARIS SLOSS, KARLA GROTTING AND FRIENDS IS NEXT WEEK- AUGUST 4-6

Join us for the 5th annual EEE Jazz Week Intensive with Karis Sloss, Karla Grotting and Friends. The workshop is running Monday-Wednesday, 3 classes a day. Many options are available to fit your schedule whether you want to take the entire workshop, just the morning classes or drop in when you can. Jazz Week is next week so send your registrations in or drop in on the first day. Hope you can join us in class!

The Cowles Center, Studio 2B

528 Hennepin Ave

Minneapolis, MN 55403

August 4-6, 2014

11:00 AM-4:00 PM

Tuition:

- $120 full workshop

- $75  11:00am & 12:30pm classes (M,T,W)

- $45  2:30-4pm classes (M,T,W)

Drop in rate:

- $15 a class for morning classes (11:00 am or 12:30pm)

- $20 a class for Master Class

Faculty:

Linda Talcott Lee- Jazz for Musical Theater

Erinn Liebhard - Urban Jazz

Zoe Sealy - Classic Jazz Styles

Marciano Silva dos Santos - Afro Brazilian

Karla Grotting - Jazz Dance and Music

Karis Sloss - Jazz Technique

Jazz Week Intensive is designed for the intermediate/advanced dancer with an interest in the definitive elements of jazz dance.  With a special focus on jazz music, classic jazz styles, root forms, modern innovations and jazz for Musical Theater, Jazz Week Intensive creates an immersive experience that can trace the connections of this deep and enduring art form.

www.eclecticedgeensemble.com

Contact: Karis Sloss, EEEdance@gmail.com

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30. BALLET MASTER CLASS WITH PEFF MODELSKI

Peff Modelski will teach a Master Ballet Class at the Cowles Center, Minneapolis, Studio 2B

Wednesday, July 30 - Thursday, July 31 - Friday, August 1 from 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Peff is a master teacher of classical ballet and has taught ongoing classes at Steps on Broadway NYC & Visceral Dance Chicago. Her performance credits include the Metropolitan Opera Ballet, on Broadway (Fiddler on the Roof-original company, Camelot), television, repetiteur to choreographers in Royal Ballet tours in America, Stuttgart Ballet tours in America, and principal dancers in Acanthus Ballet and Novantiqua Renaissance.

Taken separately $25 per class, $65 if you pre-register for all 3 classes

Pay at the door or pre-register for the discount

Contact: Maria Boscaino, Peffdance2014@gmail.com

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31. ARGENTINE TANGO DANCE CLASS FOR BEGINNERS

Experience the beauty of Tango, a social dance that has become a national symbol of Argentina, with instructors Rebecca & Bruce Abas from Four Seasons Dance Studio.

Tuesday, Aug 12

6:00-7:00pm, Ages 12+

$10 per person, or $5 per person for Evita ticket holders

Ordway Center, Drake Room

345 Washington Street, St. Paul

•Singles welcome, couples recommended

•No experience necessary

Space is limited, so register today! To reserve your spot, call 651-224-4222 or visit www.ordway.org/education/masterclasses/

Contact: Jessica Petrie, jpetrie@ordway.org

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32. PILATES MAT TEACHER TRAINING

with Cari Riis Stemmler  and Tiza Wynn Riley

Mat I

Introduction to Pilates & Beginning/Intermediate Exercises

Balanced Body Mat I includes an introduction to the history and principles of Pilates, a review of core anatomy, beginning and most intermediate level exercises with modifications, lectures on class order and programming in a fitness setting and guidelines for safely teaching seniors and pre-, and post-natal classes.

Fri, Sept 5th  - Sun, Sept 7th

Friday 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Saturday 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Sunday 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Fee: $499.00 American Dollar

Materials Fee (Manual & DVD): $75.00

Mat II

Intermediate/Advanced Exercises

Mat II includes the remaining intermediate and advanced level exercises as well as essential movement principles and training tips for advancing clients to the higher levels. Pilates for sports specific activities are also covered.

Fri, Nov. 7th - Sun, Nov 9th

Friday 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Saturday 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Sunday 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Fee: $499.00 American Dollar

Materials Fee (Manual & DVD): $75.00

Register: https://www.pilates.com/BBAPP/V/education/host-sites.html

Paragon Pilates & Physical Therapy

5101 Vernon Ave. South  Suite 2A

Edina MN 55436 USA

952-405-9765

Contact: Ginny Massie, ginny@paragonpilatespt.com or Cari Riis Stemmler,

cari@paragonpilatespt.com

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33. BALLET WORKSHOP WITH ROCHELLE ZIDE

All are welcome!  Rivers Ballet, in partnership with Minnesota Dance Theater, will host Rochelle Zide this summer.  Here is one dancer's personal reflection about Ms. Zide:

"I think the greatest benefit we can offer dancers is, in addition to experiencing some inspiring words and work, spending time with Rochelle. She's amazing.  She is all American, but she has taught in some Russian-based schools including Boston Ballet.  She is one of the most incredible teachers; she teaches HOW to do things.  You become a better dancer just by being in her class.  I've become a better teacher just by listening to her teach this past year without even trying to!  At Butler I had Dance History with her. She knew everyone personally.  For students who come to the intensive she is a direct link to Balanchine, Massine, Joffery, Kyllian, Tudor, Ashton, you name it.  And somehow she has about zero ego.  She doesn't care who you are or from where you've come.  If you are in her class and want to work, she wants to teach you."

August 1-8, The Cowles Center for Performing Arts

Facebook.com/TheRiversBallet

http://www.riversballet.org

Contact: Georgia Finnegan Amdahl and Jennifer Murry, admin@riversballet.org

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34. DANCE EDUCATORS’ COALITION SUMMER WORKSHOP 2014 - AUGUST 7-9

“Rekindling the Artist/Teacher in You”

August 7-9th(Thurs.-Sat)

9-Noon($100/3 days  or $50/day)

Location: Perpich Center for Arts Education

This year’s Dance Educators’ Coalition workshop features four of the artist/educators from the Department of Theatre and Dance at Gustavus Adolphus College.  They represent a diversity of training and experience yet all share a dedication and passion for teaching dance.

Each day will begin with a short reflective writing practice, and transition into a morning technique class followed  by a composition/creative practice class.  The morning will close with another brief reflective writing practice.   Michele Rusinko will guide the creative writing practices and each day the technique and composition class will be taught by a different dance artist/educator.

Thursday:  Sarah Hauss/Michele Rusinko

Friday: Jill Patterson/Michele Rusinko

Saturday:  Melissa Rolnick/Michele Rusinko    

To register/or more info, contact Colleen Callahan (Dance Ed. Coalition President) at dec@mndanceed.com.

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35. WALKER OPEN FIELD PRESENTS BODYCARTOGRAPHY’S FEELING THE CITY

August 9th, 2014

How do cities inform our physical being and expression? Engage with the social and physical environments of Minneapolis from the perspective of your sensory and feeling selves. We will experiment with behavioral, reflexive, and personal movement in a variety of public spaces.

Together we will investigate how a city can offer opportunities for more empathetic human behavior. Together we will build dances with the city. Collectively we will build a book of scores for alternative urban behavior.

Meet at Peavey Plaza on Nicollet Mall

10am-12pm: for anyone who is curious regardless of movement experience

1pm-3pm: for anyone who came to the morning session who wants to dive deeper into dance making in the city

Bring shoes and clothes that you can dance in in the city. Bring water and as a little else as possible so you are free to move.

Contact: Olive Bieringa, olive@bodycartography.org

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36. FELDENKRAIS® WORKSHOP

Have you experienced Feldenkrais® yet?  It is a unique way to help you to move effortlessly.  Provide relief from pain and access your flexibility.

The Feldenkrais® Method is for anyone who wants to reconnect with their natural abilities to move, think, and feel. Whether you want to be more comfortable maintaining the highest standards of your profession, playing with your children and grandchildren, sitting at your computer or performing a favorite pastime, these gentle lessons can improve your overall well being.

Learning to move with less effort makes daily life easier. Because the Feldenkrais® Method focuses on the relationship between movement and thought, increased mental awareness and creativity accompany physical improvements. Everyone, from athletes are artists to administrators, and attorneys, can benefit from the process of the Feldenkrais® Method.

After experiencing Feldenkrais® lessons, people often express feelings of relaxation and ease. They may breathe more freely and find their thoughts have more clarity. The learning process is full of pleasant surprises and personal breakthroughs.

Feldenkrais® lessons teach you the means to take charge of your own improvement and are offered in two ways, enabling you to discover which learning style is more appropriate for your needs.

NOW MY BACK FEELS GREAT !

A FUN INTERESTING MOVEMENT WORKSHOP IN THE FELDENKRAIS® METHOD

taught by
 Peff Modelski Guild-Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner

Saturday, August 2, 2014 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

JAMM Dance Co
4390 South Robert Trail (Lower Level) Rosemount, MN 55068

$ 100


Pre-registration required.

Open to the public for adults.

Contact: Maria Boscaino, Peffdance2014@gmail.com

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37. MDMF ANNUAL CONFERENCE

Join us September 6, 2014

This half day conference is designed for dancers, dance educators and dance parents.

Group Incentive: If your studio or dance team brings at least 20 participants, you will receive in return an educational session (your choice!) at your studio or school free of charge.

Conference Venue:

Eagan High School

4185 Braddock Trail

Eagan, MN 55123

7TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE

7:15-8:00am Registration and Breakfast

8:00-8:15am Introduction

Dr. Brad Moser

8:15-9:00am Dance, Dance, Dance… and Injuries to Prevent!

Dr. Brad Moser

9:00-9:40am Breakout #1

Anatomy for the Dancer- Sarah Petrich, DPT

Muscle Function: What Every Dancer Should Know- Jonathan Reynolds, PhD, PT

Muscle Release- Megin Sabo John, DPT *please bring a foam roller to participate

9:50-10:30am Breakout #2

Injury Prevention and Management for the Irish Dancer- Betsy Hines, DPT

Improving Jump Performance and Control- Maryann Johnson, PT

Muscle Release- Megin Sabo John, DPT *please bring a foam roller to partipate

10:30-10:45am Snack

10:45- 11:25am Breakout #3

Dance Team Injury Prevention and Optimal Performance- Meredith Butulis, DPT

and Rhondi Miller, PT

Improving Jump Performance and Control- Maryann Johnson, PT

Muscle Function: What Every Dancer Should Know- Jonathan Reynolds, PhD, PT

11:35am- 12:00pm Pelvic Floor Control for Improved Performance

Heather Englebert, MPT

12:00-12:45pm Keynote Presentation

James Sewell of the James Sewell Ballet

12:45-1:00pm Closing

Visit: www.mndancemed.org for more information.

Contact: Megin John, megin@mndancemed.org

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38. 2014 MCKNIGHT INTERNATIONAL ARTIST - PUBLIC EVENTS

Northrop and the McKnight Artist Fellowship program are pleased to announce the 2014 McKnight International Artist and a 2014 partnership with Zenon Dance Company. Cuban choreographer Osnel Delgado has been selected as the 2014 McKnight International Artist, a program that provides a Minnesota residency for one international choreographer each year to work with Twin Cities dance artists to develop and showcase new work. This year the McKnight Fellowship program cohosts the residency with Zenon Dance Company.

Delgado will begin his residency Minneapolis from August 17th through the 31st. During this time he will create a new work for Zenon Dance Company. Additionally, Osnel will teach classes in Cuban dance at both the Zenon Dance School and Northrop, and will participate in a variety of dance community events.

Osnel Delgado’s classes will be focused on the Cuban Technique of Modern Dance, which is a dense and unique blend of North American Modern Dance patterns and Afro Cuban dance elements and movement modes. The classes will also approach key Cuban popular dance styles related to the Rumba Complex; and some dance styles belonging to the Cuban religious dance traditions mostly related to the practice of Santería or Yoruba culture.

Public talk “Baseball and Dance in Cuba” by Fernando Saez, Co- Founder of MalPaso and Director of Performing Arts Program of Fundación Ludwig de Cuba. Additionally, two community classes are being offered from Minneapolis-based, Cuban born dancers René Thompson and Chini Perez at Zenon Dance Studio. René Thompson teaches the uniquely Cuban steps of Salsa, Chachacha, Rumba, Mambo and other traditional Cuban rhythms.

Chini Perez will be teaching a combination of Latin dance and Afrocuban including: Cuban style salsa, merengue, bachata, son, chachacha, rumba and columbia. It will be an all levels class.

Free Public Events- Osnel Delgado Residnecy

*Most open classes include live drumming

Wednesday August 20th 5:30 PM- 7:00 PM    

Free Community Class at Zenon Dance Studio led by René Thompson

August 22nd- 9:30 AM- 10:45 AM         

Free Intermediate/ Advanced Community Class at Northrop led by Osnel Delgado

Saturday August 23rd- 9:30 AM- 10:45 AM     

Free Intermediate/ Advanced Community Class at Northrop led by Osnel Delgado

Saturday August 23rd- 11:30 AM- 1:00 PM     

Talk: “Baseball and Dance in Cuba” by Fernando Saez In Northrop’s Best Buy Theater

Monday August 25th 9:30 AM- 11:00 AM      

Free Intermediate/ Advanced Community Class at Northrop led by Osnel Delgado

Tuesday August 26th 9:30 AM- 11:00 AM     

Free Advanced Community Class led by Osnel Delgado at Zenon Dance Studio

Wednesday August 27th 5:30 PM- 7:00 PM   

Free Community class led by Chini Perez at Zenon Dance Studio

Friday August 29th  12:00 PM- 1:00 PM      

Residency Showing/ Open Rehearsal at Zenon Dance Studio

Contact: Natalie Wilson, wils1509@umn.edu

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AUDITIONS, JOBS and OPEN CALLS

39. CASTING CALL---DANCERS NEEDED

GT Artistry Presents " Dante's Outferno" will be showing at The Southern Theater in December

Seeking Female dancers aged 19+

Highly trained in jazz and lyrical dance

Able to commit to rehearsals for two performances on December 12th and 13th at the Southern theater

Please email a full bio, head shot, and video (if available) to hanskruger715@gmail.com

Contact: Hans Kruger, hanskruger715@gmail.com


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40. SEEKING DANCE/THEATER-INCLINED TOUR GUIDES FOR FRANCONIA SCULPTURE PARK

Join the fun, creative crew at Franconia Sculpture Park this fall to give groups of elementary students Discover Sculpture tours including movement activities related to specific sculptures on exhibition!

Tours will take place approximately 9am to 11am on Wednesdays, September 10 through October 29. Up to six tours will be scheduled based on requests by school and community groups over the course of those eight weeks. Exact days and times will be provided as early as possible. Tour guides must participate in an unpaid training on Wednesday, September 3 from 8:30am to 12:30pm, and will receive a $60 volunteer honorarium for each tour they facilitate.

Tour guides must be comfortable facilitating and participating in creative movement activities and working with young students.

To apply, please send a letter of interest describing your previous work with young audiences and relevant theater/dance/movement experience to shelbymatula@franconia.org by Sunday, August 24, 2014. Please note: If you are available for some but not all of the dates, please apply but include information about your availability in the letter.

This activity is made possible, in part, through a grant from the East Central Regional Arts Council thanks to an appropriation from the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the state’s general fund.

Contact: Shelby Matula, shelbymatula@franconia.org

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41. CALL FOR TEACHING ARTISTS @ THE COWLES CENTER

The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts is looking for Teaching Artists in the following genres:

-Hip Hop

-African Dance

Teaching Artists at The Cowles Center teach through videoconferencing technology and/or live at metro area schools in 1-5 class workshops. We aim to create dance experiences that not only teach dance for its own sake, but that also explore the culture and history surrounding the art form. The Cowles Center provides over 300 workshops to K-12 students each school year. Other teaching opportunities can include: Pre-K classes, classes with field trip groups, master classes, and older adult workshops.

For more information and an application please email Director of Education,

Jessi Fett, at jfett@thecowlescenter.org

Contact: Emily Ban, eban@thecowlescenter.org

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42. DANCE INSTRUCTORS NEEDED!

New dance fitness studio in Northeast is looking for experienced, qualified dance and/or fitness teachers for children and adults. We believe dance is art, exercise, and entertainment and want teachers that can lead students through choreographed routines while fulfilling each of these definitions. Styles include: ballet, cardio dances like jazz, hip hop, and Zumba, and muscular work like Pilates and barre. General liability insurance required.  Please email with your interest and qualifications. Include a resume. Thanks!

Contact: Gretchen Bierbaum, Straightlinedancefitness@gmail.com

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43. AUDITION FOR ZENON DANCE ZONE! AUGUST 15

FALL ZONE AUDITION: FRIDAY, AUGUST 15

This audition is for both Performance and Technique levels

Registration:  6 PM

Audition Class:  6:30 PM

Zenon Studio 4A

Fall Guest Choreographers: TBA

Zenon Dance Zone is an intensive study and performance program that offers students the opportunity to study with first-rate instructors, work with area choreographers and perform in a studio concert at the end of the session.

Students are chosen by audition and their tuition is subsidized by partial scholarship. The program is divided into two levels:

- Technique Level: provides students the opportunity to enhance their creative and technical skills and explore new dance styles.

- Performance Level: provides an opportunity for students to work with area choreographers and perform in an end-of-session concert.

Tuition: UNLIMITED CLASSES at Zenon Dance School for the Fall Session!

Technique Level-$735 (only $49 per week for 15 weeks)

Performance Level-$660 (only $44 per week for 15 weeks)

(Payment plans available. Work-study opportunities available to help subsidize a portion of tuition.)

If you are interested in Zone but cannot attend the audition, please contact Zone Coordinator, Lauren Holmes, to find out how you can still join!

Contact: Lauren Holmes, lauren@zenondance.org

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44. CALL FOR CHOREOGRAPHERS - ZENON DANCE ZONE FALL 2014

Zenon Dance Zone is looking for choreographers to create work for the Fall 2014 session. Choreographers from all dance disciplines are encouraged to apply! This is a great opportunity for emerging and established choreographers to have space and time to create, experiment, and play in a supportive environment.

Choreographers work with students in the Dance Zone Performance level to either create a new dance or refine an existing piece.  These students are passionate and committed dancers from a variety of dance backgrounds who have been selected through auditions.  Zenon provides rehearsal space and dancers and choreographers work with the Zone Coordinator to set a rehearsal schedule.

Zenon Dance Zone will compensate choreographers with 20 free dance classes or 20 hours of personal rehearsal space or a split of the two (good for one year from end of commitment). Zenon will produce the choreographer’s work over three evenings as part of the Zenon Dance Zone Concert.

Interested choreographers please send a resume and video link to Lauren Holmes, Zenon Dance Zone Coordinator, at (lauren@zenondance.org). Review of applications will begin on August 4.

Contact: Lauren Holmes, lauren@zenondance.org

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45. ZENON DANCE COMPANY SCHOOL COORDINATOR/ZENON DANCE ZONE COORDINATOR

Position: School Coordinator/Zenon Dance Zone Program Coordinator

Reports To: Artistic and Executive Director

Type: Full time, 40 hours per week, some nights and weekends required

Application Deadline: August 13, 2014

Salary and Benefits: Hourly pay based on experience; free unlimited dance classes and downtown parking

Start Date: August 19, 2014

Job Description: (for more details visit www.zenondance.org)

The School Coordinator is responsible for managing Zenon Dance Company and School’s youth and adult school programs including:

  • Class Schedule Coordination,
  • Managing Instructors and Accompanists,
  • Student Communication,
  • Marketing,
  • Zenon Dance Zone Program Coordination

Qualifications

Preference will be given to candidates with the following qualifications: Familiarity with the Twin Cities dance community; Bachelor’s Degree; 1-2 years arts or nonprofit administration experience; background in dance or dance education; experience with MS Office, Google Applications, Joomla, and Adobe Creative Suite; high motivation and self-direction; excellent communication and organization skills.

Zenon Dance Company and School is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  For more information on Zenon, visit www.zenondance.org.

To Apply

Send a cover letter and resume via e-mail to Danielle Robinson-Prater, Managing Director, at danielle@zenondance.org

Zenon Dance Company & School, Inc.

528 Hennepin Avenue #400

Minneapolis, MN  55403

Phone: (612) 338-1101  Fax:  (612) 338-2479

Contact: Danielle Robinson-Prater, danielle@zenondance.org

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46. SEEKING FEMALE BALLROOM DANCE PARTNER

Male choreographer seeking serious female dance partner. There is pay. Ballroom and other styles is a huge plus. Teaching options too. You do not have to be advanced in the Ballroom discipline but need to have some understanding and experience.

(Supporting) tour across the country performing two shows: "Dancing with YOUR Stars" & "Hollywood: A Ballroom Dancing Tribute to the Silver Screen." Dancers would perform in both shows and also help train local community members to perform short routines as part of the community engagement portion of the show.

Record four 90 second long routines or demonstrations of you dancing American Rhythm (Cha Cha, Rumba, East Coast Swing, Bolero, Mambo); American Smooth (Waltz, Tango, Foxtrot, Viennese Waltz); International Latin (Cha Cha, Samba, Rumba, Paso Doble, Jive); and International Standard (Foxtrot, Waltz, Quickstep, Tango, Viennese Waltz). If no previous ballroom dance experience, submit videos demonstrating your level of experience in ballet, jazz, hip-hop, tap, contemporary, modern, etc.

Contact: Cory Johnson, corymj22@gmail.com

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47. MINNESOTA DANCE ENSEMBLE AUDITIONS

Dancers ages 18+ are invited to audition for MDE's 12th season on Sunday, August 24, 4pm, at the St. Cloud Paramount Theatre. Prepare a two minute solo in the style of your choice and be ready to learn modern/jazz choreography. A resume with your dance training and performance experience is required. Dancers will interview with the directors.

Answers to frequently asked questions are available at minnesotadanceensemble.com/auditions

Questions? Contact Artistic Director Cat Barnes at 320-266-8170 or

artisticdirector@minnesotadanceensemble.com

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48. BALLET TECHNIQUE INSTRUCTOR NEEDED

Jam Hops Dance Connection in Ham Lake (Blaine), MN is seeking a ballet technique instructor to work with their competitive lines.

Applicants should have pointe and professional performance experience/training. Hours include Monday and Thursday evenings as well as Saturday mornings.

Please contact Erin Antilla at jamhopsdance@comcast.net to submit a resume or for

more information.

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49. OPEN AUDITION FOR MEN AND WOMEN- AUGUST 24TH

Alternative Motion Project (AMP) is holding an audition for both men and women for its 4th Season at The LAB Theater March 27-29, 2015. Rehearsals to start in mid-September.

Candidates should have strong ballet and modern backgrounds; training in other dance forms also a plus. Please RSVP by August 22nd as well as direct questions to alternativemotionproject@gmail.com.

Alternative Motion Project (AMP) is a professional modern dance company striving to create accessible, entertaining, and meaningful dance work throughout the Twin Cities Area.

AUDITION DETAILS:

Sunday, August 24th, 2014

3:00-5:00pm

Studio 2B in the Cowles Center for Dance and Performing Arts.

528 Hennepin Ave. Minneapolis, MN

Bring a headshot, resume, and availability to the audition.

For more information on AMP, visit www.alternativemotionproject.com.

Co-Founders: Kristin Howe and Joanna Lees

Alternative Motion Project

Move BIG.

Contact: Joanna Lees, alternativemotionproject@gmail.com

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50. PERFORM IN THE NUTCRACKER WITH PAS DE DEUX DANCE STUDIO

Pas de Deux Dance Studio is looking for dancers to fill out our cast of The Nutcracker.

Roles available for teens/adults include: Snowflakes, Party Adults, Chinese Soloist, Russian Soloist, Spanish Soloist, Nutcracker understudy

Roles available for children include: Mouse, Soldier, Doll

Interested dancers should either send a short video clip of their dancing to studio@pasdedeuxdance.com or set up a time to audition in person on Monday, August 4.

There is an $80 participation fee (which is refundable based on attendance for adults) at rehearsals, and a $15 per costume (maximum $30 per dancer) costume rental fee.

Rehearsals Schedule:

Snowflakes and Soloists:

August 4 and 6, 4:45 - 7pm

August 5: 4:45 - 6:30pm

August 11 though 21, Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 6:30 - 8pm

Fall Rehearsals, Saturdays, September through November, time tbd between 11am and 3pm

Party Adults:

Saturdays, September through November, times tbd between 11am and 3pm

Nutcracker Understudy:

August 4 and 6: 4 - 5pm on and 5:45 - 7pm

August 5: 4 - 5 pm and 5:45 - 6:30pm

August 11 - 21, Monday through Thursday, 5:30 - 6:30pm

Saturdays, September through November, times tbd between 11am and 3pm

Mouse and Soldier:

August 11 through 21, 4:45 - 6:30pm

Saturdays, September through November, time tbd between 11am and 3pm

Doll:

August 11 through 21, Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 6:30 - 7:00pm

Saturdays, September through November, times tbd between 11am and 3pm

Mandatory Tech Rehearsal for all dancers, Friday November 21, 3:30 - 10pm

Dress Rehearsal and Performance, Saturday November 22 (block off 12 noon - 9pm)

Contact: Miss Zachari, Pas de Deux Dance Studio, studio@pasdedeuxdance.com

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51. HIGH SCHOOL DANCER AUDITIONS

For "Class of '85" with COLLIDE @ The Southern Theater. Oct 9-19.

COLLIDE is casting 4-6 High School Dancers for Ensemble Roles in their upcoming production. Auditions will take place Saturday August 16th at 2:30 @ The Cowles Studio 5B.

Rehearsals take place Sundays in September, all at the Cowles Center. For more info or to schedule an audition appt please email us at auditions@collidetheatrical.org. This is a non-paid performing internship opportunity. Ages 16-19.

Contact: Kim Brownell, Auditions@collidetheatrical.org

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52. LOOKING FOR CONTEMPORARY/MODERN DANCERS

Modern dance company Bodhisattva Soyuz is looking for dancers with intermediate level contemporary/modern dance training for an audition piece for Choreographers’ Evening at the Walker, as well as a November showing. The audition piece will be Saturday afternoon of August 23. If interested please email days and times available to rehearse.

Contact: Prem Govindaswamy, bodhisattvasoyuz@gmail.com

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GRANTS, FELLOWSHIPS, and SCHOLARSHIPS

53. MONDAY NIGHT GRANT CIRCLE

What grants are you working on now? What grant questions do you have? Did you submit a MSAB Artist Initiative grant and have feedback about the process? Have you been wanting to come to a grant circle but haven't been able to? Now's your chance!

Monday, August 4th, 4-6 pm

Cowles Center Target Education Studio

We'll be discussing next steps, looking at upcoming grants, and compiling questions about Artist Initiative for the MSAB. If you haven't come before but have been curious now would be great time to join! See you there!

What is Monday Night Grant Circle?

Part social gathering, part information share, part work session, grant circle is time and space to ask questions, get feedback, and work work work on those grants.

Contact: Sam Johnson, s_johnso@yahoo.com

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54. CAREER TRANSITION FOR DANCERS GRANT

Hey Minnesota dancers, I just want to give you the heads-up about our next grant application deadline: September 3, 2014.  To apply, 1) call our grant administrator Ann Barry (212-764-0172) to see if you qualify. 2) Schedule a phone appointment with career counselor Maryellen Langhout to complete the application.  For more information about this grant opportunity and our free services visit our website at careertransition.org

Contact: Ricardo J Garcia, rgarcia@careertransition.org

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55. MCKNIGHT FELLOWSHIPS FOR CHOREOGRAPHERS AND DANCERS INTENT TO APPLY

McKnight Fellowships for Choreographers and Dancers

Intent to Apply Deadline- September 3, 2014

Choreographers please visit:

http://www.northrop.umn.edu/learn-engage/mcknight-fellowships/choreographer-fellowships/intent-apply-choreographers

Dancers please visit:

http://www.northrop.umn.edu/learn-engage/mcknight-fellowships/dancer-fellowships/intent-apply-dancers

Please submit an intent to apply if you are planning on applying for a 2015 McKnight Choreographer or Dancer Fellowship. To submit, visit the above site with a current photo and any performance dates you may have set currently. If you do not submit an intent to apply, you will miss out on updates and ongoing information about the fellowships.

If you have any questions or concerns please send an email to mcknightadmin@gmail.com.

Contact: Natalie Wilson, wils1509@umn.edu

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SERVICES and SPECIAL OFFERS FOR DANCERS

56. THE BEAUTIFUL STUDIO 214 IS AVAILABLE FOR RENT

The Beautiful Studio 214 is available for rental, short and long term. 1100 Sq Feet (22'x 50') sprung wood floor. Midway location on Green Line. Reasonable rates.

Contact: Michael Gardos Reid 612 532-5523 or gardosreid@gmail.com.

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57. SHIATSU AND BODY-MIND CENTERING® SESSIONS WITH OLIVE BIERINGA

$70 for 75 minute shiatsu or Body-Mind Centering® session

Shiatsu originates is Japan and is a therapeutic bodywork form based on principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Within my Shiatsu practice I combines gentle rocking, rhythmic compression, meridian pressure point work and a wide variety of stretching movements to open joints and energy pathways and balance major muscle groups. This work brings the benefits of improved vitality and flexibility and offers an opportunity for deep relaxation. Shiatsu works with the client to treat and balance the whole person, harmonizing both mind and body.

Body-Mind Centering® holographically explores the body through movement re-education and hands on re-patterning  to understand self and increase physical and psychophysical potential. An experiential study based on the embodiment and application of anatomical, physiological, psychophysical and developmental principles, utilizing movement, touch, voice and mind. BMC® has an unlimited number of areas of applications with the creative, athletic and therapeutic fields. (Adapted from thewww.bodymindcentering.com)

To schedule a session

917.463.9300 or email olive@bodycartography.org

Read more

http://bodycartography.org/upcoming/?event_id1=61

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58. FREE COUNSELING WITH CAREER TRANSITION FOR DANCERS

Free Career Transition For Dancers counseling sessions by phone (Tuesdays 2pm to 7pm and noon to 5pm on Thursdays).  If you are a professional dancer wondering what happens after your last bow, a dancer in need of guidance on how to find extra income, or a dance student trying to be proactive about your future, we are here for you.  Career Transition For

Dancers, founded in 1985, offers vocational guidance, assistance with resumes and cover letters and, one-on-one Career Counseling for free.  Appointments with our Midwest counselor Maryellen Langhout are, once again, free; just call 312-666-0234 or email at mlanghout@careertransition.org for more information.

Contact: Ricardo J Garcia, rgarcia@careertransition.org


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59. REHEARSAL/CLASS SPACE AVAILABLE IN SOUTH MINNEAPOLIS

GREAT location at 3010 Minnehaha Ave, Minneapolis. Jawaahir Dance Company studio at the corner of Minnehaha and Lake behind Patrick’s Cabaret. Over 2000 square feet with windows, 2 mirrored walls, and a sprung hardwood floor. Off-street parking and bike rack. Only 2 blocks from the Lake Street / Midtown light rail station, and on the 7, 21, 27, and 53 bus routes. Fully handicapped accessible.

Visit our website at http://jawaahir.org/SpaceRental.htm for photo and more information.

Email Eileen at genmanager@jawaahir.org or call 612-872-6050 for pricing and

availability.


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60. REHEARSAL/CLASS SPACE AVAILABLE IN BLOOMINGTON

Bloomington location at 9050 Lyndale Ave in the lower level of the Great Bear Shopping Center. Bright space of 900 square feet with one full mirrored wall and one partial. Double ballet barres. Small sitting area.

Visit our website at http://jawaahir.org/SpaceRental.htm for photo and more information.

Email Eileen at genmanager@jawaahir.org or call 612-872-6050 for pricing and

availability.


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61. FREE PT CLINIC FOR DANCERS

Minnesota Dance Medicine offers free consultations for dancers at the The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts.

The clinic is free for dancers of all ages and experience.

Next date is this coming weekend:

Saturday, August 2nd

2:00-4:00pm

Sarah Petrich, DPT

Services are by appointment only.

www.mndancemed.org

Contact Megin John, appointments@mndancemed.org


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DANCE WRITING, REVIEWS and PODCASTS

62. NEWEST WRITING ON CRITICISM EXCHANGE

From the past week:

Billy Mullaney writes on Charles Campbell's "Interview the Artist" and Audience Participation

Kristin Van Loon writes on Jennifer Arave's "Dog Minutes"

A few past highlights:

Tara King writes on Fire Drill's "Time Had a Job"

Jennifer Arave writes on several works by Mad King Thomas

For lots more writing, visit http://criticismexchange.wordpress.com/

Contact: Emily Gastineau, emily.gastineau@gmail.com


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OTHER DANCE NEWS
63. DR. ROBERT GOODALE MEMORIAL - AUGUST 5

Dr. Robert Goodale and his wife Kathleen have been exemplary patrons of dance, participants and supporters. Their names live on at the Cowles Center through the theatre, called the Goodale Theater. Dr. Robert Goodale died on Thursday, July 24, 2014.  There will be a memorial for him at St. Marks Church at 2:00 PM, Tuesday, August. 5. Details about his rich and amazing life are forthcoming.

Contact: Judith Brin Ingber, jbriningber@gmail.com


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